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Samantha Latshaw

BA Creative Writing & English - Fiction

"I love to learn and learning about something I actually care about makes doing the homework that much easier."

After I graduated high school, I suffered a serious loss in my family. My mother died, leaving me bereft of anywhere to go. My friend stepped in, and to this day, I still live with her and her parents.

I went to a local community college, but I struggled there. None of the classes interested me. There were no creative writing classes. So, I decided to take a year off. After all, I still wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with my life, though writing was a steady constant.

About six months after I left school, I realized that writing was, in fact, what I am most passionate about—and that I am good at it. So, then began the struggle to find online schools with creative writing programs. With the help of my sister, we stumbled upon SNHU, and I am so glad we did. I was accepted and began my path into the creative writing field.

While I'm still learning how to balance school, work and social time with friends and family, I am enjoying going back to school. I love to learn and learning about something I actually care about makes doing the homework that much easier.