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Day 10: 1-10-12

Day 10: 1-10-12

Day 10 of the New Era

Ok, that’s it… GREs done. Didn’t do as well as I hoped, but I’m trying to tell myself that that’s to be expected since I didn’t study for them and I’ve been out of school for 14 years. But I’m trying to stay optimistic.

Grad school app submitted. Not happy with that either. My grades we’re the best back when I was younger, but there’s not exactly anything I can do about that now. In any case, it’s finished. Out of my hands. Time for some beer!

Day 6: 1-6-12

Day 6: 1-6-12

Day 6 of the New Era

Ok, things are starting to look a little better. Let me explain some of the stress. Basically, I’m losing my job at the end of the month. I’m a contractor, and I’ve kind of known it was coming but thought I’d have a little longer. Nope, guess not.

In any case, I have another gig lined up to start the next week. Still need to sign the contract, but barring something really out of the ordinary, I’m fine there. But that job is only going to be 1-2 months, and after that I have nothing lined up.

But I also decided that I wanted to go to grad school. Actually, I decided that a long, long time ago. But when I found out I was losing this job, I decided that I want to try to go this fall. So now, instead of taking months to a year to get all my ducks in a row for the application, I am reducing the whole process to 7 days. I take the GREs on Tuesday. I now have all reference letters farmed out. So all I have left is finishing my application and finishing my writing sample.

Basically, I’m cramming for everything, just like a real student. Hopefully if I can get in, I can get away from that practice.

Day 4: 1-4-12

Day 4: 1-4-12

Day 4 of the New Era

Last time I did this project, I used to carry my camera around with me everywhere I went, just in case I had a really good shot opportunity. But I haven’t been doing that in quite a while. So now when I see something like a pretty sunset out my window at work, I have to use my iphone to capture it. Turns out, it’s not that bad. Yay technology.

Btw, this was completely captured and edited on the iPhone 4s.

Day 2: 1-2-12

Day 2: 1-2-12

Day 2 of the New Era

So, I was wondering if I had a day 2 in me. I had insomnia last night. (pretty common for me). I was tired, so I tried to go to sleep at 12:30. It didn’t go so well. I was up til 4:30. I’ve been doing a lot of reconsidering my life options lately. Details I don’t particularly want to go into publicly jus yet. In any case, basically I came up with nothing… I simply managed to not sleep and get myself nice and tired. Which means I woke up tired. Which means I didn’t really have much creativity in me. So I was thinking, huh… this is going to be pretty lame right from the start.

But luckily, it didn’t so much matter so much. Its snowing pretty hard for the first time this winter. The bad news is that’s going to mean shoveling. The good news, well, it gave me something representative of my day. Old man winter it is.

Sometimes it’s nice when you don’t have to actually think about anything. Here’s to being able to come up with a day 3.

Crossposted to my blog