It’s official, readers — I’m the holder of an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. I’ve been going through all the ceremonies, readings, and celebrations in the past week, so I apologize for the lack of posts. I’ll be back in the saddle soon, but in the meantime, I’ll give you a few thoughts on the value of my M.F.A. It became especially clear to me that I’d made the right choice to get this degree during the graduate reading. Graduating writers read from their theses and offered a memorable anecdote from their time in the program or heartfelt thanks for the people who supported them in their journey.