November Update

Wow, has the past month been crazy! Between school, work, interning, and my college class, I really haven’t had a spare minute to myself. I wish I could’ve kept you all in the loop throughout my college application process, but sadly the time got away from me.

I applied to MIT Early Action, and will find out next Saturday. My entire high school career really comes down to that decision. While I’m incredibly nervous, I know that whatever happens is God’s plan. If I don’t get in, it’s only because I wouldn’t have done well there. If I do get in WOOHOOO I’VE WORKED MY ENTIRE LIFE FOR THIS! Quite honestly, I don’t know what will happen. I put a lot of time into my application to ensure I really captured my personality. For me, it was more about showing who I am, than trying to write what the admissions committee wanted to hear.

Now that the college application season is mostly over, I’ve shifted my focus to scholarships. At my school, we offer quite a bit of money to a single student. The Rodger’s scholarship is prestigious and ranges from $20,000-$30,000. I spent quite a bit of time on my application, but I hope it will be worth it in the end. In the summer, I made an extensive spread sheet of all the scholarships I would apply for, but I haven’t had time to check in on it. I’m excited to get back into the swing of things, now that my schedule has died down.

I mentioned that I’ve been busy, but I think that’s an understatement. I’m used to my hectic schedule, running from activity to activity. For the past month, however, I really haven’t stopped. I’ve been working every Friday and Saturday night for about a year and a half, but my boss gave me more hours with the holiday season. I would spend from 12-10 there on Saturdays and 10:30-2:30 on Sunday mornings, in addition to my regular hours. I haven’t had much of a weekend! During the week, I’d go to high school, my class at Pitt, and my internship. Life was truly crazy.

My Thanksgiving was a great time to relax. I got to enjoy quiet time with friends and family. It reminded me how much I have to be grateful for in the chaos of life. When life gets busy, it’s always great to take a step back and breath. I’m sorry for my absence, but I’ll be sure to get back on my schedule with Christmas approaching!

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