Jordan Younger


#61: Leaving MFA, An Interview with Famed Blogger Jordan Younger, by Paul Florez

Every year countless writers apply to MFA programs across the country. Those lucky enough to get accepted, embark on a literary journey that encompasses two years of their life.

I first met Jordan Younger when we were assigned as each others writing partner during our first semester at The New School. We became fast friends and Jordan became an integral part of my MFA experience. Quite frankly, I couldn’t imagine the program without her.

The unthinkable happened last semester. Jordan left the program and moved back to Los Angeles. However since then her website, The Balanced Blog, has taken off and she’s made appearances on Good Morning America and The Doctors (among others) promoting her blog and a healthier lifestyle. Recently she secured a book deal with Fairwinds Press and even launched an app based on the blog.

Jordan’s success is remarkable and I found it intriguing it all came to her after she took the leap and left our MFA program.

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