I really hate it when I pull a hare and end up losing my race. For example, I was pretty gungho and on top of funding my education and finding scholarships in January and February. By March, I had all my rec letters ready and my transcripts sent. Then slowly but surely, I let myself relax. I was sick of writing essays about myself and reasoned that I deserved a break. Sure, a break is fine, but… NOT WHEN YOU OVERSLEEP!
I figuratively overslept and missed out on a scholarship that I think I had a really good chance of getting. Not to mention, I wasted $50 since I had to send 2 sets of transcripts. I guess this is supposed to make me all the more motivated to apply for the other few I have my eyes on, but honestly, I just want to give up and go home. I’ll just … take out more loans. (Lazy, lazy, lazy. Bad, Junia, No!)
In other news, private schools do take care of you, and I actually feel a glimmer of hope that after grad school, I’ll actually be able to snag a job! Lately, people have been coming up to me and commenting cute nonsensicals such as “now that you’re going to Harvard, your comments seem more legit” to “You must be a genius.” Honestly, I think getting into graduate school is a lot easier that getting into an undergraduate program. And if I were really that amazing, I’d already have a job, and I wouldn’t have to grad school and learn more job-attracting skills now, would I?
I’m just grumpy that I missed out on a few thousand dollars. Boo hoo.
Lesson Learned: Slow and steady might not necessarily always win the race, but fast and flaky definitely will make you lose.