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Psychdork's Blog

And now we wait

Posted by psychdork, 06 February 2013 · 3,816 views

I realize it's been some time since my last post, but there really wasn't anything exciting to write about until recently.So now I'm in that never-ending waiting period. Every day I find myself staring at my phone, demanding the email notification light to start blinking. And then it does, and I think, "wow, it really worked!". Until I read the email, whi...

School lists, and statements, and letters, oh my!

Posted by psychdork, 22 October 2012 · 1,435 views

So I want to start this entry by thanking everyone who left a comment on my last entry.  I was touched to see how many of you wrote such positive things, so thank you!  It really meant a lot to read your encouraging words.I haven't forgotten about this blog, in fact I've been trying to come up with an idea for an entry for the past few weeks....

Here we go again

Posted by psychdork, 10 September 2012 · 1,185 views

It has been several months since I last wrote in here so I guess I should start this entry with a brief update.  Basically last application season did not work out.  I interviewed at one school (which I thought went really well) and ended up getting on the waitlist for 4 schools (including the one I interviewed at).  However, in the end I had to wait unti...

Roller coaster

Posted by psychdork, 18 February 2012 · 603 views

I've said it before that this whole process is one big emotional roller coaster.  One minute you think you will be accepted to many schools & the next you will not only be rejected from all your schools, but everyone will stop talking to you, and you will end up living in a box by the freeway (or something like that).This week has been one crazy e...

Still waiting

Posted by psychdork, 12 February 2012 · 492 views

So when I decided to continue this blog into this application season I really thought I would have a lot to blog about.  So far though my email/phone have been pretty quiet.  Strangely, I have not heard a word from my #1 choice and nothing has been posted on the results page either.  Given the results from the past few years, notifications should have gon...


Posted by psychdork, 12 January 2012 · 355 views

We meet again GC!It's been several years since I last posted, so I'm going to start this entry with a brief update.I am currently finishing up my master's degree in psychology.  Trust me, this was not the original plan, but when life hands you lemons apparently you enroll in a masters program, so I did.  I am not saying that I regret it (a...

The Final Stretch

Posted by psychdork, 06 April 2010 · 313 views

Last time I posted an entry I heard back from three schools that week.  I haven't heard anything since then though, so I'm writing just in case it will move the notification process along (well I can hope).  :-)I'm still waiting on two schools (one where I'm waitlisted, and the other is the "unknown" school...basically I have no id...

Will it ever end?!?

Posted by psychdork, 21 March 2010 · 370 views

So here it is, March 21st, and I am still waiting.Sigh.I applied to 8 PhD programs and then last week I applied to a MA program at my undergrad.Of the PhD programs:So far:~1 waitlist (at what I've been referring to as my "middle choice" school)~5 rejectionsRemaining:~1 possible waitlist (at my first choice!)~1 who even knows at this point,...

Memo to Grad Schools

Posted by psychdork, 02 March 2010 · 337 views

Dear Grad Schools, Since I know you all took a careful look at my application (right?), I am sure you are all aware that my birthday is this Saturday.  However, I am sure you are not aware that my past few birthdays have, well, sucked.  I am determined to end this streak ASAP and in order to do so, the following is effective immediately.I will NOT allow r...


Posted by psychdork, 25 February 2010 · 309 views

So yesterday my usually reliable cell phone completely froze.  I tried the usual ways of alleviating this type of situation: flipping it closed, hitting the power button, throwing it against the wall (just kidding on the last one), and nothing worked.  So I went to pull the battery and couldn't get it out (keep in mind I'm sitting in my car in the...

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