November 2, 2012
After I graduated with a BA in English, I began to panic: What on earth do I do post-undergrad? This flailing about led me to acquire an M.Ed and teach high school for a number of years, forgetting my original, long held life goal of going for an MFA and writing. Soon, I was sucked into the duties of a high school teacher, with five co-curriculars and some of the most emotionally and energy draining preps, as one is wont to receive as a first-year teacher. My husband gave me a gift certificate to take courses at the Loft in 2007, and that changed everything for me. It went from an institution where I'd attended readings and admired from a distance to a place that helped re-energize me and remind me of my original and deepest passions. Now, five or so years later, and I've taught in the youth program, and am currently a mentee in the program the connects emerging writers with local and national writers. It's a heady feeling, and I have had nothing but excellent support from the staff and instructors. Minneapolis is a startlingly lucky city to have such a thriving community in its midst.
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