Blogiversary: That One Time I Applied To English Graduate School
8 years ago I made this here blog.
Yes, you read that right...it's been 8 years.
As explained last year, my new tradition with blogiversary posts is to reminisce on one event in my past since the creation of my blog. I thought this would be a good time to bring up when I decided to apply to London grad schools.
Taking the leap across the pond meant leaving a new job in San Diego. I was left with the decision between security or a long time dream of living in a foreign country.
"People only study abroad in their undergrad...and I'm 27. I'm supposed to be responsible...what's the matter with me?" I thought to myself. "I have a steady job, why should I leave now?"
There were other very logical questions that plagued my mind. But then I realized, all that logic was really quite annoying. I had been living my life very logically all my life. Always the girl to weigh my options, I snubbed the idea of taking "reckless" chances. I mean, moving to London would mean taking out a sufficient loan...was it really worth putting myself in debt?
Yes. Because all that logic was really fear. And taking out a loan was just an investment in my dream. And that was the bottom line.
So here I am, in London, happy that I was a little reckless for once.
Happy Blogiversary to me!