Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winter doldrums

I do not like January and February. Maybe it's just a holdover from my days as an auditor, when January and February were by far the busiest months of the year. Or maybe it's that while the cold and snow in December is full of holiday cheer, the cold and snow in January and February are just cold and miserable. The past week and a half have lived up to that. Temperatures got down into single digits, we've gotten a few snow storms, and I am sick of winter. I don't have a whole lot to do in terms of preparing for school, other than doing the small fix-it tasks around my apartment and just generally getting it ready to go on the market next month. I am excited for DAK in a few weeks, and enjoyed meeting some of my future classmates at a reception Kellogg had in the city last week. But overall, I just feel like I'm in a holding pattern.

On a separate note, today is a pretty historic day. Regardless of your political views, it will be special to see President-elect Obama stand - facing the Lincoln Memorial, facing where MLK gave his "I Have a Dream" speech - take the oath of office and become President of the United States.


Anonymous said...

I applied to five schools and got rejected. One after interview. I am wondering if it makes any sense to appply bakc to the schools that offered me DWI. Since you are a reapplicant, I would like to hear your opinion. This year, there were too many things going against me.

Poor guidence for recos, weakly written essays, applied immediately after resuming working after a significant career gap.

Mike said...

I think it could make sense to reapply to those schools, depending on the circumstances. But if your application next year won't be significantly better, including having new more impressive things to say in your essays, you'll probably end up with the same result.