I AM FREAKING OUT - help please?
As most of the people who read this already know, I got in to the MLIS program at Wayne State University.
I just found out I was accepted at University of Pittsburgh, as well.
UPitt was my first choice, they really are where I think I want to go.
It would cost me $33,000 a year to go to UPitt as an out-of-state full-time student, but it would only cost me $12,000 a year to do Wayne State’s online program no matter where I live.
I still haven’t heard back from my other two schools.
I don’t know what to do.
:D :D :D :D
I got in somewhere!
ALMOST DONE AND I RAN OUT OF MONEY
FUCK YOU GRAD SCHOOL APPS.
I now have my Visa card number/expiration date/secret code memorized.
Thanks, grad school apps.
drinking tea, knitting, trying to write and not freak out about personal statement for grad apps.
want to escape, but have no car.
1st app due: January 15th.
a. Why are you seeking a degree in library and information science?
b. What strengths would you bring to GSLIS and to the library, archives, and information professions?
c. What are the most exciting challenges and opportunities in the information professions today?
I JUST LIKE BOOKS AND WANT TO HELP PEOPLE READ THEM WHY IS THAT NOT ENOUGH FOR YOOOOOOOOU
Here’s the thing about librarians: they are the only people I know who are incredibly excited TO DO YOUR WORK FOR YOU.
That we are. I’m constantly surprised when people I know don’t head for their local reference librarian as they start working on something, or when they’re stuck. Librarians are awesome! Go talk to one!
As online resources become more complex, we need wise humans to help act as guides. Librarians know how to do that better than you do. Ask them for help. They also, typically, are warm, curious, helpful people.
So, this post is gonna be kinda weird, but I realized that I don’t post much personal stuff on this blog. That’s probably gonna change. I have previously felt awkward about posting stuff about me, but then I remembered that it’s my blog and I can post whatever I want, really.
So, I’m gonna talk about stuff more often. Starting now.
Lots of stuff is going on in my life, but simultaneously it feels like nothing is going on.
I’m getting ready to graduate with my bachelor’s in the fall. I’m looking at grad schools and studying for the GRE. It’s kind of overwhelming, but it also doesn’t seem real. I’m looking at ten different schools right now, and one of my advisors told me to apply to all ten of them. He wasn’t kidding, but I can’t imagine anyone being able to afford to apply to ten grad programs. So, I’m trying to cut my list down to five or six schools. That’s kind of overwhelming. I also have absolutely no experience in the field, so I’m worrying about that.
In other news, I started playing Pathfinder recently and I’m kind of obsessed. Tabletop gaming is something I always kind of wanted to try and now that I have I’m hooked. So, yeah, that’s pretty awesome. :) I’m doing an all day-type session on Saturday and I’m pretty pumped. :)
Another thing I’ve been thinking about lately is weight loss. I’ve always had a hard time accepting my body, but I’ve never had the motivation to do anything about it. I finally decided that I need to lose some weight, and I’m doing it for myself. I’ve decided to do something like the Weight Watchers program, but on my own. Well, my bf and I are going to do it together. My goal is to lose at least 20 lbs in the year, and I hope I can do it. We’re starting for serious next week. I’ve been doing more exercise lately. I try to do 15 minutes on the elliptical every morning, and I’ve started riding my bike to work because it’s only a mile away. I’m also going to attempt to do my pilates DVD at least once a week. I already feel better, and I know changing my diet will help me feel better, as well. So, I’ll probably post more about that here in the future. :)
Looking for a grad school is harder than I thought.
But, then, I would pick a degree that only has 63 accredited programs.
I rather want to go. I’m already looking at the programs in my area. o.o Here’s hoping I make nice with enough of my English professors to get good letters of recommendation (I’m assuming I’ll be needing those).