Coming up for air

Was my last post really all the way back in November?

I mean, I’ve sure been busy since then, but it’s not like I haven’t had anything noteworthy to post. After finishing my GRE test, I started racking up the hours at work. Two days before Thanksgiving, I was coming home late from work after having picked up some dinner when a car pulled out in front of me on the highway. I hit the side of that pickup truck going 60mph, but managed to walk away with whiplash, bruising, and some intense soreness for the next week.

Of course, that hampered my plans to spend all of that holiday time working on my grad school applications. I hammered them out anyways, though, because many of them were due on the 1st of December. I must have done something right, because after waiting for almost two months I received the first of many emails scheduling interviews and visits.

Then, almost two weeks ago I received my first official acceptance! I got the call somewhat early in the morning (I’ll admit, I may have been asleep), and I was high on cloud 9 all day. I then had the somewhat twisted pleasure of being able to reject the school that rejected me during my first application season 🙂 That probably felt better than it should have!

I’m now in the process of whittling down the offers. I’ve been to visit one school and have an upcoming visit to another. I’ve also been waitlisted at another choice pending funding, though I still have at least a month and a half before I hear back from the National Science Foundation regarding my fellowship application. Once I hear back from them I should be ready to make my decision just in time for my birthday!

Either way, I will be attending grad school for my Ph.D. in psychology next fall! To celebrate, I’ve purchased myself a few small gifts. The first is a self-inking book stamp (“From the library of…”) to mark the books I’ll be buying over the course of the next 5-6 years. I’m also buying a tea press and a bag of my new favorite tea. If you’re a black tea fan, I’d highly recommend buying a bag of Tolstoy’s Sip. It’s smokey, with fruity hints of strawberries, blackberries, and currants.

So. That’s been life since November. I’m still working hard to save money for the move, wherever that ends up being. I’ve had time to knit and read for pleasure, and I hope to indulge in more of both before I start my program in August. Life is good, folks. Life is good.

One thought on “Coming up for air

  1. I’m sorry about the car accident, and so glad you’re alright. That’s terrifying.

    More importantly, though, congrats on the acceptances! Small celebratory gifts are the best kind, I think. Can’t wait to hear more!

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