Yesterday I mailed all the extra forms required for application to study at UCT in 2011. I’ve been waiting for today for five years, and in the abstract for twelve. This is the next stage of life, and probably one of the most important.
I feel oddly relieved. I’ve done the best I could so far with school and the forms and getting everything together. All that remains now is to get stellar grades on my current classes (which, not to be arrogant or anything, seems very likely), and to cross my fingers that the admissions people decide I’m worth having as a student. It’s out of my hands now, so there really is no point in stressing about this anymore. All I can do is to do my best in my work now, which I am doing and will continue to.
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent van Gogh
In other news, since university is (presumably) fast approaching, I thought I’d post some goals I’d like to have done by the end of the year. Or at least before February next year.
1. Get license
2. Sort out pack rat room and give things away/sell things/throw away junk
3. Get shutterstock account properly set up
4. Get elance account properly set up
5. Finish school (obviously)
6. Make detailed packing list
7. Buy pjs and socks, which I seem to have a perpetual shortage of (they’re dryer food, after all)
8. Finish a good portion of Shard
That’s all, really. But seven months is not at all a long time, especially not when you’re trying to cram four full-year classes into four months, complete 90 hours of horseback riding and not die or be overcome with such a love for horses that you run away with one and never come back, and emotionally prepare yourself to study medicine.
PS My apologies for the weird photos of late. I still haven’t recovered all my files from when Charlie crashed, and my camera is in Cape Town.