I love what I do for a living (theatre musician), but I only went to college for 3 semesters before dropping out to pursue it. The fact that I’m now in my 30’s, coupled with the fact that I recently lost my sister, must have lit a fire or something, because I wrote three essays and got two letters of recommendation for NYU, and this week I was accepted.
I decided to go with a much more stable field than music, so I went with… creative writing. A BA in Humanities with a concentration in Creative Writing, to be exact. I don’t know, it just seems right. It’ll help with writing musicals of my own, which I want to do, and it will also give me options as I get older… maybe I can teach or have my own humor column one day, which has always been a pipe dream.
But it’s a little scary! Not so much the whole “going to school with kids” thing, because I’m doing the McGhee Division, which is specifically for adults returning to school, but just because I haven’t been in school in 12 years. Any other Dopers going back as an adult?