So I got most of my feelings out on this subject over at The MFA Years, so please go over to that awesome site and read about my exploits (www.themfayears.com).
I learned a lot this weekend. I saw how much growing I need to do. I saw how much work will go into this. I am grateful to have this opportunity.
Now it's back to the grindstone, pushing forward and working double-hard to get things done. I have another month before the next conference, and I have three months to graduation. I still need to turn in my thesis, although it sounds like it's good to go on that front. I need to finish my new short stories. I need to send out the short story that's finished. I need to, I need to, I need to.