Taking Applications

I need a secretary.

I need someone to go through the websites of universities, peruse their Ph.D programs in English, and print out the necessary information for applying to said programs for me.

I need about 15 of those.

I’ll apply to about 10.

The more I look at this, the more I feel as if it is an impossible task and can feel my faith slipping away.

Deadline is December 15th.

GRE Test scores for general test, which is scheduled for the taking on Oct 9th as well as the English Subject test, which I do not have scheduled, are due. Writing samples and statements of intent are included in that package.

Am I even going to be able to get this all done and submitted in time? To the best of my effort and not half-assed? Because here this past week I feel like my best effort IS half assed.

Competition is strong when it comes to getting into these programs. STRONG. I worry.

I–I just had to stop in the middle of writing this to organize another thing online. Sheesh. But that is finished. Enough. Delegated the rest to the other hostesses and am grateful to them.

What was I saying?

Oh yeah.

I need a secretary.

Come pay my bills. Fax things to insurance. Make some calls for me and arrange the details of alterations, shoe buying, gift buying. Get my car cleaned, and change the sheets on the beds. Keep the deadlines in check so that I don’t miss anything.

All of this or I need to not leave the house or campus until it’s over.


4 thoughts on “Taking Applications

  1. It will be difficult, but you will get it all done and it will be immensely worth it. We don’t know each other that well, but I am proud of you. How awesome will it be to hear yourself called doctor?


  2. I can come stand over you until it’s done? keep you focused. snap a whip? help where I can. can’t Suri help out with this? do you have Suri? tell Suri to jump to it!


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