1) I’ve basically submitted all of my grad school apps. I have to fill out some paper stuff to mail in and send in transcripts but I’m essentially done.
2) Waiting to hear back from these schools is literally going to kill me. The next six years of my life are going to be determined by a bunch of strangers I’ve never met that are judging me based on a few pieces of paper. I hate it. I’m like the fucking Black Prince of Physics. I’ve never met a concept I don’t understand or a problem I couldn’t solve. And that’s not even counting the fact I’ve got a math disability. And inevitably, somebody not nearly as awesome as I am will take my dream spot and I’ll be left scavenging.
3) Can we talk about how irritating UVA’s application was? They literally had a section for in-state tuition that I AND my parents needed to fill out. Seriously? No other application asked for that because…oh wait…grad school is free for physicists. I’m really hoping they aren’t the only place I get into because I would hate to go there. It’s a good program with cool research but the atmosphere is just…not for me.