Okele, where should I begin?
By the end of the day on last Friday, I’m officially done with school. And I still can’t believe I have completed my first semester of graduate school in Vermont.
There are many things I’m thankful for:
- The cross-genre writing and an emphasis on publishing field program opened me to the various possible opportunity in the literary field that I never thought of before. And of course, big thanks to all of the amazing faculties I’ve worked with so far: Julianna Baggott, Miciah Bay Gault, Mary Ruefle, Trinie Dalton, Ruben Quesada, Jessica Hendry Nelson, and Porochista Khakpour, they truly helped, inspired, taught, and challenged me as an aspiring writer/artist.
- Vermont is a very beautiful state by its nature. And Montpelier adds a different feel to my living experience in the United States. Grew up in Jakarta, that is like New York City, I really appreciate the quietness of the city of 7,000.
- And of course, Vermont has become less stranger to me with the great friends I’ve made in the program. I can’t be thankful enough for the countless laughs and punny jokes that my friends made.
It definitely wasn’t an easy journey to take on, but I couldn’t be more glad that I did it.