We will never stop talking about whether MFAs are worthwhile. That horse has been killed, sold in part for meat and in part for glue, buried, and prayed over, and we’re still beating it.
I was in my bed in that slim space between being awake and asleep when I realized I was in my 30’s and hadn’t been to grad school yet.
Minimize teaching. Academia functions by exploiting low wage workers to teach undergraduates. That’s you.
I’m a recent college graduate and have been working as a government contractor for the past two years. I have saved about $15,000, which I have mentally divided into thirds: travel/fun money, emergency money, and long-term savings money. I have about $4,000 in Stafford Loan debt leftover from college and no consumer debt.