Happy Friday! A little update on my research….
My research was accepted into the Southern Political Science Association Conference (a major conference)! Of course, I am sure that my professor’s name being associated with my research gives me credibility as an undergraduate, but nevertheless, yay! But, whether I go or not depends upon me. I am not done with the latter half of my research. I am extremely nervous about presenting (I am still jittery for November’s conference in Savannah). I have never flown before. Ever. If I accept the challenge, I travel to Austin, TX in January. It seems risky planning a flight and booking a room this far in advance, so I am currently toying with the idea of going. I can add this to my curriculum vitae for graduate school to enhance my application, and I can feel somewhat relieved that my research sounded appealing to a tougher panel of approvers.
On a separate note, am I the only one feeling dog fever? I have a dog at home, and my parents joke that I can have her, but, they need her. I want my own dog. There is no denying that it is a huge responsibility, but I hope to convince my mom to consider it if I am accepted into grad school. I would like to think that I would have more time in grad school to breathe a bit more and tackle another responsibility, but now, I am not ready for that kind of responsibility. Wherever I go, and if I go (mind you), I am there for five years as a PhD student, so having a dog seems smart, especially if I move hundreds of miles away. So, here’s to convincing them that I desperately need one!
Lately, I have been thinking about my schedule for next semester, even beyond graduation. A few weeks ago, I solidified my secondary plan if grad school does not work to my benefit. Strangely enough, and despite the fact I have a substantial amount of odds against me for these applications into grad school, I am calm. Serene, really. For spring, I think I might pick up jogging. I may wake up earlier than normal. Jog. Shower. Then go to class. I may purchase a large canvas and paint on it. However, if I secure a job, these plans will likely change. If anything, I hope Spring surprises me, and I have a feeling it will, whether negative or positive.
Have a lovely weekend!