Posts Tagged ‘grad school’

I’ve been slacking this week, the first week of my second semester. I allowed the funeral of my great uncle Bud (who died at the ripe old age of 102) to eat up my workday on Thursday, and then failed to compensate for it by doing extra work this weekend. Back to the old habits [...]

Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 18:16 | 0 comments
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Time to let the beast out again.
It’s been an unproductive weekend after my final class of the first semester of my time in the MAT program, but I guess that’s to be expected. I feel wrung out. I gave so much of myself this year to becoming someone else that I forgot to remind the [...]

Sunday, December 4th, 2011 at 23:09 | 0 comments
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I have a comet bearing down on my chest. The pressure is incredible. Worst of all? I set the body in orbit to begin with, so it’s my own doing that I’m screaming inside my head. The pressure will dissipate tonight, but that is only the end of this particular cycle. It’ll slowly build [...]

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 13:17 | 2 comments
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But it’s what I’m doing right now anyway. It’s the end of the semester, and everything is due. And I feel like a completely incompetent failure. The only way I got through my final semester in undergrad was by essentially crashing and burning; I had run out of meds that spring, and rode out the [...]

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 13:08 | 2 comments
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I’ve finally gotten the go-ahead to register for classes, and signing up for them was simplicity itself. But it was a bit of a rocky road to get here!

Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 22:28 | 0 comments
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I applied to the MAT program at UNC. I was rejected. It’s easy to look at external factors, but ultimately I am to blame. Same problem as before, four years ago when I applied to graduate programs: not enough Latin on my transcript.
It doesn’t matter that I know Latin, or that I have been reading [...]

Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 20:45 | 0 comments
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