On Financial “Sacrifice”

20130510-IMG_8698A few weeks ago I had my first, real experience with making a financial sacrifice for my writing. I couldn’t begin this post without acknowledging the many blessings that do I have (a job, somewhere to live, the ability to support myself, etc. etc.), but I want to spend some time taking about my experience with the financial side of figuring out what it means to be a writer. To begin, I don’t know if I can truly call this instance a sacrifice (I didn’t really give up anything tangible), but it did signal a sacrificial shift in how I think about the future of my writing. That reality check is what I want to get into today.

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The First Few Weeks and the Purple Dress

I finished the coursework for my degree in English and Medieval Studies on April 12, 2018. That was just over a month ago. Since finishing, I’ve been trying to find my new post-undergrad routine. Here’s how it’s going:

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(Belfountain Conservation Area 2017)

The first week or so was a bit of a crap-shoot in terms of writing. At the beginning of April, when I was writing my twenty-five page, seminar paper on Cecily Neville, all I wanted was to write creatively. I wanted it so badly that it became the almost-heavenly light at the end of the academic tunnel. I was so consumed with the pursuit of finding writing time, that I didn’t exactly know what to do with it when I finally got it after handing in my last assignment. Continue reading “The First Few Weeks and the Purple Dress”

My Writing Journey and Why I’m Blogging

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Hi! Welcome to my new blog!

My name is Jenna Hazzard, and I’m a young graduate who’s trying to find a place in the world of writing. I recently completed the coursework for a double degree at Wilfrid Laurier University in English and Medieval Studies. I have not officially graduated, but unless something goes horribly wrong between now and convocation, I think it’s safe to say I’m no longer a university student. Continue reading “My Writing Journey and Why I’m Blogging”