Well hello there Internet!
I know. Its been FOREVER since I posted anything on this here little space. I don’t have much of an excuse seeing that my posts were getting sporadic even before I disappeared. But let me tell you, things got pretty crazy there for a while.
Basically, on April 2nd I heard back from my first grad school and was told “Congratulations! You need to decide where you are going by April 15th.” Obvi, I skipped right over the happy “You got into grad school!” part of the letter, and focused in on that one date. April 15th. As in less than two weeks after hearing back from the first school. As in I had some decisions to make NOW, and very little information to make them with (info like: Did I get into any other schools? Can I get any financial aid? When will I hear back from those jobs I applied to?) Basically, I pulled a Tina Fey and took something that should have been good news and made it into something panic-inducing and stressful.
So I spent 2+ weeks on a total roller coaster of emotions. For a while I legitimately thought I would be moving back to Illinois. I called my mom crying A. LOT. (Sometimes more than once a day – Praise the Lord for a mother who will answer the phone after midnight just to hear me whine about all my stupid options). And finally when April 15th rolled around I got a very clear answer as to where I should be next year, and it is here in Florida. Literally on April 15th. After telling two schools I would be attending. It was a strange two weeks… But it was worth it. Next year I am going to be a TA in a stats class, and am excited for the adventure ahead of me. (I’m also very excited to stay with Adorabeezle Winterpop and Mickey Mouse).
Other than hard core obsessing over my future (seriously, I was obsessed. I apologize if you were on the list of people I texted incessantly about it), a lot of time was spent letting myself kind of shut down emotionally – It was a lot for my robot nerves to handle and I can’t say I handled it the best ever. I can’t say I handled it the worst ever either. I’d say I handled it… mediocre-ish? So now I have a plan, and I’m trying to put myself back into intentional-mode. I need to re-break my 2048 game addiction and start to be a productive member of society again. I have finals to study for and apartments to search for – we are escaping the Titanic!!!! And people to see and blogs to write.
With summer break approaching, I really am going to try to make this blog more of a priority, I promise.
So what did I miss with you Internet? Do you have any exciting news for me?