This has been an interesting week for me, to say the least. On Monday NYU-Wagner ended months of anxious waiting by accepting me into the program. For a few brief moments, I was utterly giddy and pleased about this development. Then reality began to intrude again. The acceptance letter did not come with any funding assistance, which given the expense of NYU is a pretty challenging position to be in. This doesn’t make it impossible, but does require more things to fall in line to make it work. My first reality check so to speak.
As for the other school, there was no resolution on that application. It’s still out.
Amazingly it continued downhill from there. Things got testy at work between as my outside distractions finally began to negatively affect my work performance on a particular project. At least there was amicable resolution on that front.
No such luck at home. My wife and I have been in this tiff for a week now (on non-grad school, non-moving related matters) where we have said barely anything to each other, with the exception of a few texts here or there. No acknowledgement of my acceptance into grad school to me.
Frustrating to say the least.
Who knew that acceptance week would turn out to be such a bummer?