How to Act Like You’re About to Graduate with a Creative Writing Major:
Wonder if you look as good with a forlorn expression as you think. Grow your hair out. Erect a rack in your room solely for sweaters and scarves. Pretend like you understand the poetry of Bob Hicok. Naps. Think about sandwiches when you should be thinking about writing. Pretentious sentence structures in your blog posts: have them. Realize that asking to be in someone’s writing group is ten times more terrifying than asking someone to prom. Don’t move that much. Look forward to train rides because of the reading you’ll get to do. Worry about the lighting in the room where you have your nighttime workshop. Fret about prepositions. Wonder what the hell Chemistry majors study. At 2 AM, while writing an annotated bibliography of every text that’s ever influenced you, your life, and your writing, briefly consider becoming a plumbing apprentice like your cousin. Photobooth pictures. Scarves.