I’ve been reading a lot of the comments about the applications that are due on Jan. 1.
And while what I’ll say now is just my opinion:
Definition (source bryan.mitblogs.com)
chill·ax: /tʃɪlæks/ :
to calm down; to release oneself from inhibition, worry, tension, etc.
I agree that it is easier said than done, but I’m in the same boat as you right now. I’m about to submit the application to my top choice graduate school, and there are a million questions running through my head, but I got hit by a jolt of admissions reality just now.
1. The deadline means as much as I’m afraid to press the submit button, in order to have my application read, I have to press it.
2. I don’t own a time machine to go back in time and correct mistakes or retake tests.
3. A little bit of faith and optimism can go a long way.
4. I’ve tried my hardest, and that’s all I can ask for.
Don’t start the new year stressed out about applications. Put your best foot forward heading into 2007.
I can try to respond to any logistical/last minute questions you may have, but I’ll only be near my computer for a little while longer before I head out myself to treat myself to some sushi and then celebrate the arrival of 2007.
Happy New Year and Good Luck!