The GRE and Me
The GRE. I’ve put it off long enough now. In fact, true to Crystal form, I have put it off long enough that now I am rather under the wire. I need to take it STAT.
I have decided that I have to take it by the end of the month. (Which was originally just an arbitrary deadline for myself but now I’m learning that I have to get it done ASAP otherwise my results might not be ready in time for applications.) I should have taken it at the end of August like I originally planned but I let myself get sidetracked by vacations and drama (i.e. Pancake Man and the like) and by all the overtime I had been working.
Focus, Crystal. Focus!
Okay…so, I have a few weeks left and I will be studying during all of my spare time. Actually, I guess I don’t really have “spare” time anymore. Just work time, sleep time and study time. (I’m sure I will find a way to squeeze in blog time too. Just not as much I have been able to in past months.)
So I had a study session with my math tutor on Sunday and he actually helped me out for 3 hours. And I actually felt smarter after it was all over. Good news — major relief. In fact, it’s pretty amazing because even though I’m good at math there is something about it that my body hates. I think the part of my brain that has to do math is lazy and maybe injured in some way because math makes my head hurt.
Anyway, If I take the test on the Oct. 29 or Nov. 1 I only have between 24 and 27 days left to study. Maybe I’ll shoot for the first of next month.
How did I let it get to this again?
It’s been almost a year and I have barely made any progress toward this graduate school goal.
Okay, that isn’t entirely true. I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve written a ton of stuff. But none of the research has been really conclusive and I haven’t finished most of the stuff I’ve written.
I’m really not even sure where I want to go yet. And I don’t really have references and people to write recommendation letters for me. And even if I did I’m wondering if I will be able to finish my applications in time.
Wow…I might have to wait another year to get into grad school.
Well, I’m still going to do my best. And, I guess if I don’t make it in this year there’s always next year. And I’ll just have to keep writing in the meantime.
Although, please don’t hate me if my blogging wanes between now and December.