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Anyone getting frustrated? [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 14:21
I feel like the busy season at my job is REALLY cutting into my essay-writing process. In reality, I only have weekends to think about and edit my essays because I am at work 14 hours a day.

But what happens on the weekend is that I stay in bed 'til 12PM to catch up on my sleep, and then procrastinate because I don't want to fill the only days I have for leisure with essays.

So in short, I feel as if I'm not making progress I should be making and get very frustrated with myself :evil:

Anyone in the same boat?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 14:37
September and October were bad for me... lots of work, lots of travel, and brain-dead by the time I got home (no 14-hour days, thank goodness, but my brain is overworked). I'm glad I somehow got the apps out... and right now everything is done at work, and I can focus the next week on Haas before I submit.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 15:09
My work hasn't been overly demanding right now...but unfortunately I am still in the process of remodeling my house. Thankfully its been pretty warm because I haven't finished reinstalling the baseboard heaters that I removed to install new floors.

I think this past weekend I worked more on my house and yard than I did essays.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 15:09
nervous,

Wait until year end when people start taking holidays and time off and you are the only person slugging on the project.

Just take time off - 2-3 days. Close yourself in a room and work on your essays non stop.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 15:40
Just think of how it will be after you get accepted....as soon as you are accepted and get your year end bonus you can go on a vacation at work.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 15:42
IF I get into some school, plan to sell my place in March/April, go travel for 2 months, and then start the relocation process. That's IF I get in... oh please let me get in! :shock:
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 15:45
this would feel a lot less futile if the amount of work i put into these essays were directly correlated to my admittance... unfortunately, it seems like a total crapshoot!
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 15:48
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IF I get into some school, plan to sell my place in March/April, go travel for 2 months, and then start the relocation process. That's IF I get in... oh please let me get in! :shock:


My wife and I were talking about what we will do if we sell our house quickly. If we list it in March/April and it sells immediately we wil need to be out in a month or so. We have decided that we will do a trip around the country for a month or two. Camp in all the places I went to as a kid but she has never been to...Yellowstone, the badlands, Black Hills, Rushmore, Grand Canyon, etc. Like you said IF I get in somewhere haha.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 15:54
river, I long to go back to Yellowstone again and spend a week there. I did a "whirlwind" tour of it in one day (yeah, crazy) during my graduation summer road trip. It was one of the most BEAUTIFUL places on Earth.

As for housing, yeah, I would probably quit my job first, move into the place I will be going to school at, and then clean up the condo (replace carpets, scrub down, etc...) and sell it before I leave for my trip. I don't think I can really afford to pay the mortgage every month after I quit my job.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 16:25
Would you guys get ur home sold quickly during this period with the house market down and all that
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 16:34
I'll probably be working up until the week before I start, I need to save as much as possible.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 16:39
in the Bay Area, condos in my city are selling within a month at the same price as last year. I just hope the good times continue (Google is next door, which is why people are still buying like crazy)
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 17:38
Where we live house prices have still been going up. A house that has newer baths and kitchen sell pretty quickly if not insanely over priced. 30% of the houses are still going over asking, and its something like 85% are going with 10K of asking. Our house (once I am done this winter) will have a new roof, new siding, new heat system, new windows and doors, 3 new baths, a new kitchen, new staircase, new hardwood floors throughout, a new laundry room, new electrical and plumbing in some areas, a completely landscaped yard, and a ton of other smaller improvements. We will make money thanks to an insane amount of hardwork...though its been good essay material and was especially helpful for my PPT.

Then again it has led to a few emergency room visits haha. Including sunday night.
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Nervous [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 19:06
I can totally relate, Nervous. Between work and apps I'm having trouble finding time for life. My exercising has diminished and so has my health. Thankfully, now that I've got at one app in the can, I feel like I have a good understanding of my positioning, my goals and how to approach the essay topics... lets just hope that my approach works out!
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Re: Anyone getting frustrated? [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 19:11
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Anyone in the same boat?


I've got two words for you: "Sick Leave"
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Re: Anyone getting frustrated? [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 19:41
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I've got two words for you: "Sick Leave"


Ahem... I already feel bad for taking days off "to visit my family" and "fly out for my friend's b-day" and leaving at 5PM for "Dr. appointments" - read "going to school visits" and "attending school presentations in the evening in my area." Plus, we are so short on staff that getting sick means working from home anyway, unless I am hospitalized...

Never in my life have I thought that application process would be so time-consuming and stressful (I HATE lying to my boss!!!).

I am looking forward to January 1st, R2 deadline for most (if not all) the schools I am applying to. I will start seriously exercising and taking care of my female-self in 2008!
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 20:06
yeah, the last month has been bad for my exercise... gaining weight like crazy because I've stopped exercising.. shoudl get back to it tomorrow!
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 21:15
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Just think of how it will be after you get accepted....as soon as you are accepted and get your year end bonus you can go on a vacation at work.


There was an 07er who spent about 3 months "working for home" last year after he got admitted.

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