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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Go Wildcats!

No, I'm not a sports fan. Never have been, never will be. 


I'm tickled to share that I have been admitted into the University of Arizona (UA), College of Humanities, Creative Writing degree program. Yay! College has been a long time coming for me -- 30 plus years -- and I alternate between feeling feverishly excited and numbingly fearful. So here I am; I'm becoming a UA Wildcat. 

UA was offering extended deadlines for registration in July so... I applied for admittance and was accepted. The good thing I keep reminding myself of is that this endeavor is all voluntary on my part; I can do as many or as few classes as I'm comfortable with. Gotta remember that. 

In fact, I had to hurry home from my Rocky Mountain High road trip -- 16 hours from Colorado Springs to Tucson in one fell swoop -- because I needed to take placement exams at least a week prior to student orientation. 

I know that none of my classes will be easy, but I am really looking forward to learning more in order to grow my writing. I thought about just taking stand-alone courses in writing (allowing a simpler, slower pace and less worry about grades), but it seemed a shame not to at least give the degree path a try. 

Again, all of this comes back to my choice, so I'll just see how it goes! 

There is a flower essence blend called Cognis which I will be taking lots of, I'm sure! Gotta get my neurons firing and the memory tissue plumped up... 

As long-time readers of my blog will recall, the awesome Tucson Festival of Books is held on the University of Arizona campus, so I am at least a little bit familiar with the layout. Phew!

Further, I just read this interesting article "The Ideal English Major." While parts of the article come across a bit "holier than thou," still, much of what the author says really resonates with how I feel about writing, words, and language.

So, here's to balancing the academic side of writing with the Tao of Writing!


  1. How wonderful, creative writing sounds like the perfect major for you! I'm sure you will enjoy your classes and do extremely well. :)

  2. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Diane. Very much appreciated. :-)

  3. How exciting! I'll be interested to hear how it goes... best of luck on the journey!

    1. Thanks, Vicki...one of these days I'll make time to write a bit on my experiences... ;-)

  4. Darla, I am resting in your space, your words, your joy. This resonates with me and feels so right for you!

    May any jitters you feel dissipate into Mother Earth. May your body and mind flow with the creativity that was born in you and meant to flow through you.

    Remember, it isn't about the outcome. It's all about the intention(s).

    1. Dearest mermaid...I treasure your words and feel your vibrational encouragement! Thank you! And, yes, "it's all about the intention(s)"... Blessings!


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