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And now we wait

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, which has nothing to do with my applications, and 9 times out of 10 is something I couldn't care less about. So then I sit at my desk annoye

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

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. I always try to write an entry with either a pensive or funny message, or sometimes both, but recently I haven't been able to come up with anything.

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Here we go again

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 until well after April 15th to find out that I did not get in anywhere. I spent a few days weeks dealing with the disappointment, but then I had t

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Roller coaster

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 emotional roller coaster. And I hate roller coasters. I started this week feeling really good about my chances. Yes, I had one reje

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Still waiting

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 gone out a few weeks ago and so far nothing. I'm making myself wait until at least March to email the department so until then I'll be waiting (u

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Distractions

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 (although the application season isn't over...) but it just was not the plan. Still I think I made the best of my situation, and I am grateful for s

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The Final Stretch

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 idea where I stand with them). Good news is that I did get accepted to the masters program at my undergrad so I do have a safety net. It came at a good time too

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Will it ever end?!?

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 rejections Remaining: ~1 possible waitlist (at my first choice!) ~1 who even knows at this point, but most likely rejection I should hear back from the MA program sometime this week and I've been told by sever

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Memo to Grad Schools

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 rejection letters on this day. This goes for any type of deliverly method including (but certainly not limited to) phone, email, po

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Frozen

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 dark in a CVS parking lot at the time). I decided to forget about my phone and go run into the store like I had planned all along. As I'm walk

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Are we there yet?

When I signed up to write a blog, I figured that I would have a lot of things to write about. So far though, except for the occasional "your application is complete" email, I have heard nothing from my grad schools. However... I know about four people from my undergrad who are also applying this year, 3 to PhD programs, and 1 to masters programs. Of the PhD people: one has more interviews than I can count, one has a couple interviews with a possible acceptance, and one just got accep

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Mulligans

Ever since I submitted my applications, I've been having flashbacks to last year. Watching the ball drop on New Years Eve thinking that 2009 was going to be the year, getting my first rejection letter, the heartfelt conversations I had with my profs about being rejected, conferences, etc. In a way, I feel like this year is a do-over. While things have changed, while I have changed, here it is Jan 14 and I am (once again) waiting to hear back from grad schools. It's almost like last year neve

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Hello :-)

So I know I'm starting this blog late in the application cycle, but I, like many of you, simply haven't had any time the past couple of months. Anyway, I decided to start this blog for several reasons: 1. this is my second time applying to PhD programs (I was unsuccessful last year) 2. I'd rather write about my anxiety here instead of my other blog, so I don't annoy my friends too much I graduated in May from a university in the Midwest with a major in Psychology. I decided to get my

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