Thursday, January 14, 2016

Grad School & I love my sister

My graduate school application has been submitted; all that I can do now is cross my fingers and hope that I am accepted. I wish I was feeling confident, but the truth is I am really quite nervous. For years I have been considering graduate school. I can't become a librarian without first earning my Master's in Library & Information Science. This is something that I really want. Knowing there is a chance that it won't happen is terrifying. I think it stems from being a perfectionist and compulsive worrier, but I really don't handle failure well. I think my fear of failing is one of the reasons I hadn't applied sooner.

#tbt Bachelorette party in NYC. My friends love me so we went to the library.
Taking a deep breath and trying to move this out of my mind. I don't expect to hear back for another 6-8 weeks. Fortunately I leave tomorrow for a week in California which should at least keep me distracted for a bit.

I am most looking forward to just being with my sister and my niece. My sister is my best friend and it really sucks that we only get to see each other a couple times a year. Even though we have different goals with running, it has brought us so much closer together. Running a half marathon together last year was so much fun. I'm bummed that we won't be running together this weekend, but I am excited to cheer her on while she runs her 3rd half marathon! Also not running means I get to sleep in and hang out with my favorite 4 year old all morning, so I'm definitely not complaining.

Oh and a week without snow won't be too bad either!

I won't be blogging while on vacation, but feel free to follow me on Instagram if we aren't already Instafriends. If not, I'll see you again on January 25th.


  1. Good luck, and congrats on submitting! I know how you feel, I don't handle failure well either. It's been so long that I forgot how nerve wracking it is to apply for school. Fingers crossed for you!

    Library bachelorette party? So awesome!!

    1. Thanks Hanna! I had kind of forgotten as well. It definitely isn't a fun experience.

      We did a lot of other fun stuff in NYC like shopping and brunch and touristy things, but my maid of honor added a trip to the New York Public Library to our itinerary as a surprise because she knew how much I would enjoy it. It was a little bit nerdy, but I loved it.

  2. You WILL get in!! Positive thoughts and vibes coming your way. Just submitting the application and taking the plunge alone is tough. I went to grad school for my Masters in Education, with certification in Business, Computers and Information Technology. It was so scary to apply and I was certain that I was not going to get in. But I did. And you will!! Go run miles and take your mind off of it ;)

  3. I hope you have a great, relaxing and fun week in California!

    Knowing how dedicated you are to running, I feel confident in your application. Surely that dedication crosses over to the other important aspects of your life. I remember waiting for my grad school acceptance letter though and feeling nervous about it even though I was pretty sure I was getting in (since I applied to a program at the school I got my BA from).

    Keep us updated so I can congratulate you when that acceptance letter comes!

  4. Good luck with grad school! I know it's so scary applying, but that's the hard part and now you don't have to worry about the application anymore. You got this! :)