Monthly Archives: March 2013

Disappointments and changes. . .

Recently, I had to face the fact that not everything I try for will fall into my lap, regardless of how much I want (need!) it.

I’ve found that my scholastic site has suffered neglect this whole term, and to top it off, I didn’t get a scholarship I desperately wanted (In hindsight, I can totally see where I botched the interview.) In my defense, it was the first interview I’ve gone on in at least 7 years. Combined with the reality of actually being around (a lot of!) people on a regular basis, I think the stress just went to my mouth and the filter between vocal chords and brain disintegrated for a while. Then, you take into account the fact that I was never a participant in the program I was interviewing for and I can totally understand why I didn’t get chosen for a position.

Not that odds are irrelevant, but when you factor those into the situation, I’m not sure I ever had a shot. . .There were 40 positions, and 120 candidates were interviewed.

No matter. The result of this has been for me to undertake a couple of new, positive projects, instead of the negative emotions and the dark period I’d expected.

This is a landmark occasion; celebrating the positive, or reacting in a positive way to disappointment, so I felt I should commemorate the occasion.

As a result, I made my other site private, until I figure out how I want to focus it (and fit it into my schedule). One less thing for me to stress about.

Now, off to taking notes for my Ancient Greek Lit paper.


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Chaos, glorious chaos?

So, this term, I switched to attending a local brick and mortar university instead of attending online at the (my preferred) state university.

I absolutely believe this was the correct decision for me. However, last Friday I had a domestic catastrophe (is there any other way to describe a toilet overflowing while everyone is sleeping?). Luckily, my husband, partner, and love of my life works nights, so he found the lake in the hall shortly after midnight, last Thursday night (yeah, yeah, Friday morning, as it was after midnight).

Well, fast forward a week.

I just got news last night that I was rejected for a scholarship/job that I really, really wanted.

Now, I’m trying to study and stay positive, but there is a handyman fixing my bathroom floor. All I can think is, “if it had only begun last Friday, instead of last Monday, perhaps it would be done by now”.

Instead, I am trying to study and write a paper while listening to the pounding and cracking that the handyman is inflicting on the floor. Perhaps this afternoon will afford me quiet time to study?

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