I love Wednesdays. Especially when I’m an awesomely motivated student and finish all my work on Tuesday so I have nothing to do on Wednesday except sleep in and attend one measly lecture where again? Avignon Papacy? Hardly even worth it.
One of the things I accomplished yesterday was a draft on my statement of purpose for graduate school. Something which I’ve been freaking out about since…oh…about freshman year. Until yesterday when I went to an information session led by the lovely head of graduate studies and professor who adores me, where he told me it was worth, like, next to nothing. Only slightly better than GRE scores, which, THANK YOU GOD. So it’s basically two pages of why I’ll be able to do graduate level work, and I found it disturbingly narcissistic. But oddly uplifting because it was like, why, yes, I have written tons of papers using primary sources and yes, I have written extensively on the Northern Ireland conflict, and yes, my background in Jewish studies does make me more apt to be comfortably using sources from antiquity.
Now I just need to modify it for the theology applications, which shouldn’t be too tough.
Although the thought of my future being decided by eight guys sitting around a table makes me want to throw up. Just a little.