Accounting. I’ve been up at school for 13 hours working on it and going to class.
I got home 2 hours ago and am still working on it.
I feel like, at this point, one of two things may happen:
1.) My brain is going to implode or,
2.) I may spontaneously burst into tears.
My final grade victories this afternoon already feel like distant memories.
Need hot bath and a beer, stat.
I got a 93 on my strategic managerial economics final!
I can’t believe it! I have never studied so hard for an exam in my life. It was worth 40% (no pressure).
Grade=saved from the disastrous midterm.
Now, I have to work on not miserably failing accounting.
So my grad school had an essay contest to give away a conference pass to the upcoming National Association of Women MBA conference held in Dallas, September 15-17th and I won!
Double bonus that they pay for my flight AND most importantly, I get to see my pup, Bellabear while I’m home!
The whole graduate school process will officially come to a close in two weeks. I have the rest of the admission exam for one school next Tuesday, the second interview for the same school next Thursday, and have to retake the GMAT the following Tuesday. I had another interview on Monday for yet another school in the evening too.
Once these things are all complete - it is finished. I am so nervous, I could puke. For me, this is about more than just the pursuit of a dream - it’s also an exercise in letting go of everything - my job, my life in Austin, my place, my dog (but only for a year, and that my friends, will kill me the most), and my security.
I’m absolutely terrified because at this moment, for the first time in my entire life, I don’t have a plan or know where where I’m going after school, if I should be accepted. It’s exhilarating and terrifying at the same time, but one thing is certain…I’m on the precipice of something. Ultimately, this is a lesson in learning to trust myself that I’ll land on my feet - no matter what.
First One Down.
I completed and turned in my first graduate school application tonight and am feeling quite accomplished.
One down, three to go.