This will likely be my last post in this series for a good bit. Things have been moving pretty fast (as they should considering the semester begins next week) and good things have rolled in like waves of water at high tide. After some back and forth passages of emails, I have been given the green light to take my first graduate course this coming semester! Though I’m not officially admitted into the program, it is my first official step into graduate school. My extremities tingle in joy, I almost want to dance! -cue Tingle from the Legend of Zelda- If I do well in this course, my chances of admission raise considerably.
I will only be taking one graduate course (it was hard enough to accomplish that, and I didn’t want to push my luck), but it will be Fundamentals of Heterocycles, an online class. Oh how I love online classes, I can be smelly and greasy sitting in my bra and panties while my mind feasts on all the wonders offered by a college course. No judgment from anyone else except possibly my pets, but they don’t care either as long as I make sure they are fed timely. What’s not to love?? As long as I score well enough on my assignments and test, it’s as anxiety free as I can possibly get. Plus since I will still have to head in to school three days a week for my undergraduate course, I won’t get too lonely and cut off from the world. How fantastisch!
This Monday I will need to head into school and get signatures from various people to get full permission to take the class, but that should be theoretically straightforward. I’m so pleased with this turn of events, my skin feels luminescent! It seems like all of my hard work has finally placed me exactly where I have aiming, the next trick will be not allowing my anxiety or depression to squander all of it (like it has been prone to do time and time again). Perhaps if I increase my yoga and exercise routine, it can keep me on the straight and narrow. I think I have that power within me? I mean, after all, even if only by the skin of my teeth, I have made it here, haven’t I? I would say that’s a hopeful enough sign of good tidings.
-puts on spandex and flowing red cape then thrusts right fist into the air- “Onward! Upward! Onto the next big hurdle and beyond! I CAN DO THIS!” -billows of smoke pool around feet as I slowly launch into the air like a space shuttle- “The next battle is ours to win! See you in Valhalla!”
Your Painfully Geeky Friend,