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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Loose Ends

I've been a little quiet here lately. My law school applications are online now, and so I'm working on tying up the loose details so that I can start submitting them as early as possible in October. The deadlines to submit the applications generally fall in February, but law schools start admitting applicants as soon as they start processing applications, which is often as early as November. Since they only have a limited number of acceptances to give out, your chances of acceptance are greater if you apply early.

There's not much left to do now, but what is left is pretty stressful, and so my creative energy is currently bunged. I need to get my recommendation writers on board. I've been putting this off because it feels like such a nasty imposition, but I want to give my writers plenty of time, so it's time to get people signed on. I'm also still wrestling with my personal statement. My first attempt wasn't working out. Ian read it last night and said, "This doesn't sound like you. Your heart didn't write this." And he's right. I wrote the statement differently from how I write my blog, and when I write for Bunsnip, it is from my heart. I try to be as honest and open as I can when I write here. And I think it's easy to do that on Bunsnip because even though I do write this for an audience, the real audience that I visualize when I write blog articles is myself. Now I'm trying to do this personal statement and I'm thinking about the admissions committees and so I'm censoring myself; saying what I think they want and not what I mean. That's a mistake, so I'm starting over, and this time I'm going to write for myself.

So while I get through the rest of these loose ends, I may be reticent here; but rest assured that I have things in store for when I have more time to write.



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6 comments:

The Over-Thinker said...

I hate filling out bloody applications---school apps are the worst. They take you to a phony place. It's just a given.

You'll come up with something brilliant. Just leave it for the last thing you fill out before sending it in. It'll come to you.

Natalie said...

i hope you figure out what you want to say and write from the heart. i know you will do great!

i understand the whole being busy and not having time for your blog thing. and for me right now, even when i do have time to blog i just have nothing to say! that amazes me most of all!

jess said...

i can't believe i haven't been to your place here on the interwebz before. i've seen your comments on the over-thinker's site so i thought i'd pop over. and here you are in my home state! i'll add you to our blogroll, otherwise i'll forget to read you. i don't use a reader - it's too overwhelming for me.

i've always wanted to go to law school. however, i made choices that meant i could never go. so i live vicariously thru people who get to go. i've got two friends at law school right now. wanna be my third? :D

Sra said...

Thanks for the support O-T and Natalie. The good news is the recommendation writers are all on board now, so I don't have to worry about that. I've also got two new starts for a potential personal statement. Once I get a good candidate statement or two, I'll post them on Bunsnip so I can get a little peer review.

And Jess, thanks for visiting. It's always nice to meet fellow Utahns who aren't scared off by my other-than-Mormon-ness. Cheers!

heidikins said...

Good luck!!

xox

The Over-Thinker said...

I hate filling out bloody applications---school apps are the worst. They take you to a phony place. It's just a given.

You'll come up with something brilliant. Just leave it for the last thing you fill out before sending it in. It'll come to you.

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