Posted by: thewoobdog | June 17, 2007


I sit for the GMAT on Wednesday.  That would be the Graduate Management Admissions Test.  Like the SAT for college graduates.

About the MS degree thing – yeah, I met with the director, we discussed things, I met with my boss (ie, dad), we discussed things, I signed up for the GMAT.  Wednesday.  Mind you, some people prepare for months for this thing.  I have… um… three days.  On the one hand, my brain keeps assuring me that this will be cake (drawing from my history of natural aptitude for playing the academic game), despite the fact that I haven’t really been in classes for like, eight years.  (My accounting classes kind of don’t count, because they aren’t exactly the kind of class that refreshes you on normal math, verbal, and analytical writing.)  On the other hand – people generally actually have to try to get into grad programs, right?  Who am I to think I can pop off an acceptable score, pull together some recommendation letters, and put in an application less than two weeks after deciding to go this route – and actually get accepted?  I have this unreasoning dread that my hubris will come back and bite me in the butt, returning scores that mock my overconfidence and self-assured arrogance and force me to put off graduate admission for another semester.

I am unaccustomed to such bouts of self-doubt, academically speaking.  I feel at once confident and at the same time desperately hoping I have reason to be…

Did I mention that I also (this week) have to pack for the big Pennsylvania trip that we take with my family every year?  And finish pulling together (with my mom) food for the group of 39 that we will be when we get there?  Yup.  No pressure.  This is cake… right?


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