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Monday, October 16, 2006

A Minor Case of the Jitters

I went Halloween shopping tonite with a friend (look at me being all social!), and we started talking about how much we love living in San Francisco. I love the big city life, the huge hills I walk up towards my apartment, the crowds at Fisherman's wharf, my friends who all live so close to me, and sometimes even the notorious fog. Through this whole application process, I have been so focused on writing essays that I had momentarily forgotten that in less than a year my life is going to be completely turned upside down. No more job, no more San Francisco, all new friends.

Exciting, but really really scary at the same time. I already started over once already when I moved across the country - am I ready to do it all again?

Since I had turned in Part I of Kellogg a couple weeks ago, it shouldn't be a surprise that today I got the official interview email. For some reason though, it just made this whole process seems so real! In less than a few weeks, Kellogg could be completely out of my hands. Essays, apps, interview all done. Then I will just wait. and wait. and wait.

And then maybe move to Chicago? or Boston? or NY? or stay west coast (fingers crossed)?

I guess since I am not stressed about essays today (Kellogg is 95% done), I had some time to reflect. I know I really want to go back to school; there is no question there. But, it does make me a little sad to leave the life I have here...

11 Comments:

Blogger Iday said...

c'mon - You cant stay all your life in one same place :)

6:49 AM  
Blogger asiangal said...

If you're worried about moving to another State, what more about us international students? =) But seriously, I do know what you mean when you say you'll miss the place where you've lived a good part of your life.

7:09 AM  
Blogger MBA babe said...

i know you're both right - i was just having one of those moments :) I have so much respect for you who move all the way across the world. I lived in Hong Kong for just 3 months, and though exciting, it was definitely hard to be away from friends and family. I have heard that you make the best of friends in business school - that gives us something else to look forward to.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Hobbes said...

BOL for ur intvw! :)

And ye, I can understand your concern over moving. I am sure all of us do... But its definitely more fun to move around :)

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