I did end up deciding to apply to creative writing MFA programs and ... yeah, that + normal work has eaten up most of my time since September!
I turned in my first application on November 7th (for University of British Columbia. Ahhh, I want to get into their program so badly, accept me UBC, accept meeeeeee!
). After that, I thought I would just be recycling what I submitted to UBC for my other schools and that I would actually have more time for having a life. Annndd, after taking about a week's break, turns out that was just wishful thinking, LOL. I don't have as much work to do for my other applications, but their requirements are different enough that it's still a sizeable amount.
My next deadline is Dec. 1st and my last one is Feb. 15th (and there are a few more in between those two dates). I wouldn't say I'm on hiatus anymore, but I wouldn't say I'm back either. So I apologize in advance if I do a lot of flaky flittering and disappearing up until February. These applications have pretty much become a second job, but even though it's a lot of work, it's fun work, if that makes any sense. It's a huge relief to actually be working towards something again—and towards something I'm actually passionate about—and all of this work is still less stressful than the past year of not knowing what I wanted to do and feeling like I was lost treading water in the ocean. Err, well, I'm still in the middle of the ocean ... but I see land now! And if I have to swim until February to get to it, I will gladly do it. :)
Anyway, take care LJ! I'm sorry I've done such a crap job of keeping in touch with most of the flist, but I miss everyone and think about you a lot
and stalk you
, and I hope you are all doing all right. :) Try to behave. ;) *flitters away*