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17th-Nov-2008 11:09 pm
writing: a labor of love
Hello LiveJournal, 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*
18th-Nov-2008 05:24 am (UTC)
Christineeeeee!! *glomps* I hope your applications are going very well, and British Columbia would be foolish not to take you in! you are Fabulous Incarnate :)

I was thinking of you today. Pattern Recognition! That, and I have been craving what we had in the Greek place. Christineeee, I misss youuuuuu :'(

Enjoy your sort-of-hiatus from LJ! You're missed, but we're holding the fort for you :)
7th-Apr-2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you for all the wonderful encouragement, sis! *huugs* I should get you to write my recommendations next time I apply to something. :D I am still waiting to hear whether UBC is still accepting people off of their waitlist, but I just found out I got into Colorado State University, so I am excited about that!

And now, to work my way back into LJ. I'm going to do it this time. Seriously. Seriously! *determined face*
9th-Apr-2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
LOL, take it easy and don't let LJ overwhelm you, sis! Congratulations on being accepted into Colorado State!! wooo!! I'm so happy for you!! I hope you'll keep us posted on the haps!
18th-Nov-2008 09:00 am (UTC)
Christine! *tackleglomps*

You're not dead, yay! I was beginning to worry about you.

Good luck on the applications! *looks sideways at her own pile of pending grad school apps* I'm glad you're having more success than me, lol.
7th-Apr-2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks so much for the wish of luck! So far I've gotten one acceptance, and I'm still waiting to hear from a few other schools, but one acceptance is all I need, so I'm excited about that!

I don't know if you ended up applying to grad schools, but if you did, I hope it went well for you. :D

And yeah, I have been really remiss about keeping up with LJ. :/ Hopefully I can start making up for that now! *scurries*
18th-Nov-2008 08:42 pm (UTC)

Christine!!!!!! Eeeeee!!! *glomps again* It's so good to see on LJ again, even if you won't be around for a bit longer. :)

Ooooh, good luck for the applications! *crosses fingers*
7th-Apr-2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
*glomps back* Thanks so much for the wish of luck on the applications! I've gotten one acceptance so far, and it's to a school I like, so I'm pretty happy about that! Now I just hope I get enough financial aid so that I can actually afford to go there. *waits anxiously*

Gahhh, and I can't believe so much time has passed since I made this post! But I'm really going to try to get back on the LJ-horse now (er, so to speak =P)!
19th-Nov-2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Oh, hey! I hope you get into a program you love! We miss you around here, but it's better that you focus on non-LJ things! :)
7th-Apr-2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement! :D So far I've gotten into Colorado State's program, which is one I really like, so it looks like I'll be going there as long as all things in the world of financial aid pull through. *crosses fingers*

In the meantime, I think I can finally start trying to get back into LJ! Fandom, how I've missed you ...
13th-Apr-2011 06:51 am (UTC)
Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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