ridgey Posted January 10, 2009 Share Posted January 10, 2009 It seems I'm winning the "who can start the most threads" competition. Probably not a good sign. So four of my applications are in, and there are two to go. I'm honestly not sure if I'm that excited about the applications I have left to do (but, I think I should probably trust my reasoning and judgement from however many months ago when I was choosing schools more than my judgement now). I think I screwed up my applications to three of the four schools I already applied to. Leaving me to think about plan B. Which, at the moment, is finding a job or even an internship in a research group that does exactly what I'm interested in. And travelling. It had been the more generic "find a job" and travel, and that had been less exciting. But the realisation that I can do work I find meaningful - well, that's exciting. And will strengthen next year's applications, which is always a good thing. Now, I'm almost - almost - thinking that only two of the prgorammes I've applied to are really SO good as to trump plan B. Of course, it's highly likely that this is a sub-concious "protect myself from dissappointment" thing. But it's nice to not view this whole time as if it will result in either a good or a bad outcome. This waiting time has felt so disempowering, as groups of people have been getting together to decide my fate. It's good to be reminded that I still get to make decisions about my own future regardless of admission/rejection. For those who have entertained the possibility of across the board rejection, what is your Plan B? Do yo feel even slightly positive about it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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