Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 631: Buzz, good news and one

So the new Google Buzz is obviously attempting Facebook-like qualities and I'm trying to decide how I feel about it. So far, I'm using it as much as I used to use Facebook (which isn't much). I'll probably be de-Buzzing myself soon because I can only imagine how much crazier Buzz is going to get.

Anyway, my auspiciously amazing friend Nicki got into her first grad school! I'm sure many more acceptances are on their way but I thought I should share the good news with all ... four of you. Haha, one of whom is Nicki, but that's besides the point.

Lastly, I found this in my e-mail...

Hilarious? Yes. True? Most definitely.

...and I found the image to be quite appropriate for life. Applying to schools is a lot like baby-making. It only takes one. For schools, one acceptance removes a lot of stress and pressure. For baby-making, it just takes one good swimmer to latch on to the mothership and a new life begins. More often than not, one isn't the loneliest number so much as the constantly-sought-after-but-not-always-attained number. But, I can see how that wouldn't make such a catchy song.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 630: Rejected but not dejected

Since I last posted, I have been rejected by two schools. The first one was amusing because my first thought was, "Really? You haven't rejected me already? Huh..."

And then yesterday, I got rejected by UC Davis (the school that screwed me over because of a technical glitch in their system) and I was completely unphased. At this point, there's only one direction for me and that's forward. These rejections are rolling off me because I've fully prepared myself for them. Besides, I am getting my new application ready to go come whenever AMCAS 2011 opens.

So, for all of you who are so fantastic and caring, I'm fine. I was glad I could get out my feelings (in cartoon form!) and then they were done. Thank you all for your concern and well-wishes and good vibes. I'm not one with the universe but I'm surely not as depressed about life as I was last week.

I've decided when this is all over...the big brunt of applying and I'm finally in the interview stage...I'm going to write a new blog titled "What I Wish I Knew Before I Applied to Medical School". I feel like it could really help other people in the same boat. You know, the boat of "lost and confused and daunted pre-med post-baccs trying to get their life in order."

Monday, February 1, 2010