He went on to be convicted of rape and the murder of at least five women in California.
Journalism and creative writing may be on the opposite ends of the literary rope, but each of them is helpful and necessary.
At this point in your life you’re most likely established in some manner or other. You probably have a place of your own, an acceptable (you can define this however you want) income, a core group of friends, maybe even a decent relationship.
Letting your friends go for any reason is never easy, but never feel threatened by the benefits of splitting up so each of you can walk your own path for a little while.