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Vermont College of Fine Arts: Residency 1

Last night I returned home from two weeks on the East Coast: 10 days in Montpelier, Vermont for my first Vermont College of Fine Arts residency, sandwiched between a few days spent in Connecticut visiting Nick’s dad. To explain how I ended up at VCFA is a long story, but suffice it to say that one’s gut instinct is usually the right one. When I applied two years ago, I originally decided to accept VCFA. A sudden phone call from OSU changed that decision, however, (you mean the residencies are in the mountains in Oregon and we get to eat local food!?), and I haphazardly decided that OSU would be a better choice. After one residency and two semesters at OSU, I left the program and applied once again to VCFA, this time based on reasons that related more to my academic and professionals goals than my politics. I gained knowledge and friendship and confidence at OSU, and I feel grateful for having had the experience, but I feel like I’m where I’m supposed to …