Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Still in Limbo

Quick commentary on limbo: limbo sucks.

Moving on. I spent the weekend in St. George with Andy and his family. It was so nice to get away from all of the things I'm stressing about: homework I still need to do, money, final papers, final exams, money, not having a car/what I need to do in order to get one, bills, what I'm going to do for a whole year since it doesn't look like I'm starting grad school in the fall, etc. You get the picture. I didn't think about any of those things from Friday until Monday morning. It was wonderful. Instead I lounged by the pool, swam, was followed around by Andy's four-year-old nephews like the Pied Piper, went biking, climbed on the red rocks, and ate way more junk food than I should have. I really, really like Andy's family. I already feel pretty comfortable with them.

I'm completely finished with three of my classes as of today: yoga, Research Writing (which has actually been a terrific class, thanks to the teacher) and Intellectual Traditions:Modernism, which I've hated more than I've hated any class since high school. Now I just need to finish everything for my Reasoning and Rational Decision making class, turn in the three bound copies of my thesis, and write those two seven page papers for the Think Tank, and I'm done. Ugh. It sounds like a lot still.

I think I've found a job that would be perfect for me over the next year as I'm reapplying to graduate school. There's a position open for a College Outreach Adviser, which means I'd go around to different schools across the Wasatch Front and help high school students figure out what they need to do to apply for college and financial aid. How cool would that be? It's from August until May. I'm working on the application. Very excited.

Anyways, that's it for now. Just trying to get through this next couple of weeks. I can't wait to be done with school so I can focus on my writing. I have several projects that I want to finish, hopefully by June. Maybe I'll get around to actually posting some fiction or poetry here once I'm not weighed down by the heavy burden of college.

1 comment:

r.p. said...

Hi Rachel- Thanks for the tips and the blog. I think we're only stopped over for an hour but the whole trip seems so long b/c of the stop + time difference, I guess.

What are your plans for the year? Are you applying again?

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