Thanks to Optres, for my first semester I managed to attend fulltime school at the same time as fulltime work. Exhausting but I figured I’d never schedule like that after my first semester… but it actually prepared me for later in my degree to write and publish a book (Write! Shoot! Edit!) while still taking a course, writing my thesis novel and still working fulltime. Optres made my Masters possible and made me a better, more disciplined writer than ever. Thx UBC Creative Writing!