So less than a month until the big move. I'm both excited yet freaking out at times. This whole process is about to finally end and a new journey will start and hopefully it ends as well as this one.
Anyways, as many obstacles it seems like a person confronts with this whole process they must not forget the journey isn't over until you are really there. I say this because some of the things you don't think about when applying become harder once you have made a decision. Finding an apartm
Going into this process, and throughout this whole process, I think we all encounter obstacles and while these definitely are hard at certain points, they definitely have not been the hardest for me personally. For me, the hardest part has come post-acceptance and waiting. When I originally chose the programs I applied to, I could see myself being a successful scholar at all of them. I only applied to six programs and I definitely could have been shut out but instead I have been lucky. Honestly,
When I first begin blogging I really thought it would help me unwind and sometimes it really does, but for instance right now it is 3 AM and I am up. Why it's not even a week day so I shouldn't be worrying right? Well the thing is my brain hardly ever wants to shut off and right now it's pissing me off. On a much more random note, RIP Whitney. I never really liked her as an artist but you have to give her some credit.
I mainly wanted to talk about my admissions profile, because I guess now
First off, the day started off extremely frustrating given that I had received an email from two programs saying they haven't received my actual department applications. I then spent the next 3 hours checking, re-filling stuff out, checking again, and then finally submitting these department applications. They did receive all the other parts of the application so I guess I should be a little more optimistic. Ultimately, I have come to the conclusion I hate two part applications. Truthfully thoug
I had previously written that I wanted to get the rest of my apps in a few weeks ago, but after submitting my December apps I sort of lacked motivation and didn't really want to look at the stuff for awhile. I finally am finishing my apps and I am very happy to have this process almost done, with the exception of a professor sending his LOR's. Truthfully, I think with my other recs writing their letters before and my one professor just writing them now contributed to this lack of motivation som
Really, just a few points to mention. I am keeping this short because I have been sick the past couple days and need to just sleep. I figure this would be good given in a few months time I won't be sleeping and will be just anxiously waiting for news.
- 2 of 6 apps done, other 4 due in Jan. but I will have them done in the next couple weeks in order of program deadline/preference. I have to budget these some.
- 12 of 18 Recs completed
- SOP revised/tailored for all but one program
So I will begin by noting when I first began this process for me it was fun. Yeah, I actually said that. After awhile though I got to a point where I almost couldn't wait until it was over. Like right now I am dreading submitting my first set of apps. I have been lucky to get a few fee waivers, so this first set isn't costing me much, but these are the most competitive programs I am applying to so some stress there. Really though, there are just so many things to stress out about in this whole p
I guess I will start this blog with a little introduction and telling you all about my admissions journey thus far. I will say before you continue to read, this is an informal blog, so it's basically me just jotting things down.
So a little bit about me, I graduated with a BA in Political Science this past year. Although, I wasn't planning on taking a year off, things seemed to just work out that way, and I couldn't be more thankful. I will try to elaborate on this later on. Currently, I a