I am an English and ESL teacher, retiring this year, and delving into the world of writing. Finally! Forty years ago, I was trained as a print journalist, and since then I've earned two MAs, one in English and one in creative writing. I began as a nonfiction writer but want to work in young adult fiction. I read in all genres and have begun a blog. I am going to finish my master's thesis which deals with a life lived with depression and hope to find a publisher so my words may touch others. As a teacher, I have worked with adults, teens, and children, and my last years have been with impoverished students who struggle in the classroom. My head is full of things I want to write, and at times, I just journal to get everything on the page, good or bad. Last month, I was accepted into an MFA program.