Jun 23, 2014
I just graduated from my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco in May 2014. It was a long four years. I was working full-time at my accounting job while going to school part-time. Now that I’m done, the big question is, was it really worth it?
When I was deciding, I looked at the pros and cons of getting an MFA:
Well I certainly had no idea äóînor did anybody else and if they say so now they’re lyingäóî that it would be such a resounding success. Of course, I could see that the various connectionsäóîCeltic, samurai and so onäóîcould register in places where Tolkien was not known. But what really changed my mind was my son, who was a big fan of the books. I also had a nagging feeling that I might feel later I had missed out on a journey. I might miss out on an interesting life experience.
And that, I’m embarrassed to say, is what finally convinced me. I realized that all the analyses in the world will never be able to address that nagging feeling inside that I was on the wrong path. It was time to answer the call. There was no other choice.