CONGRATS MS. HR ON YOUR DECISION!!! I know that you are going to LOVE Vanderbilt and I totally will be visiting there!!!
Well like Ms. HR I had a really hard time deciding between schools. I somehow narrowed it down to two and really did some deep reflection about how I am as a person. Where do I thrive? What kind of experience do I want?
It’s weird because going into this process… I was not insightful..at all. Maybe through this blog I fooled you into thinking that I was deeply thinking about this whole process and knew myself SO well…but in reality I was not J I was focused on my GMAT score, focused on writing the best essays and also trying to be a beast at work. I wasn’t really “in touch” with my feelings….AT ALL.
So now I had about 3 weeks to deal with this issue. I was somewhat miffed. I had around a year to apply but only 3 weeks so decide on this MASSIVE investment. Anyhow so like the true engineer I am…I narrowed it down to two schools and made a decision matrix.
Then, I took an AWESOME friends advices. One day I pretended that I accepted school X..and then the next day I pretended to accept school Y. I took note of how I felt. I pretended to plan my summer, my first semester of classes and what my next two years would be like.
THEN I called SOOOO MANY people on my board of directions. I spoke to TONS of people. People at work, people at school X and school Y. My friends, coworkers anyone who would hear me rant about this champagne problem.
And then magically…it came to me. I spoke to one of the most realest people I met through this process….and it dawned on me who I REALLY was….and I paid my deposit J.
To be continued…..