That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.