Journey [Jur-nee] a passage from one place to another, or a passage through life, or a passage through any significant experience. Passage is the operative word here. The life, journey and experience of a writer encompasses all of the above definitions.
Writers are on a spectacular and lifelong journey towards becoming. Passing from place to place externally as we as internally we journey to places of learning, creating, advancing, and success as well as failure. Our journeys take us to places in our emotions, our minds, and our worlds that breath life and depth into who we are and what is drawn out of us as we write.
My journey has recently afforded me passage to the privilege of acceptance into the MFA Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program at the University of Baltimore (my Alma Mater). I am excited, exhilarated, inspired. I have trepidation, uncertainty, and fear. Even so, I am ready to continue this privileges life of a writer.
Like the first draft, we don't take the journey so much as the journey takes us. Rather, I would like to hold on to this juncture in the journey for as long as possible. I long for the places, the experiences, the life of the journey where I am moved from one place of learning and creating to another under the tutelage of a small group of men and women who are accomplished writers and are passionate about leading us to a place where we easeknowing ourselves as writers as well as becoming better writers.
The writer's only real task: to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is art”
― James Baldwin