Sophie is curled up in my lap, eating cheerios that I drop on her as I try to finish up an essay.
My first application (Harvard) was submitted yesterday morning. By tomorrow, I'll be done with my second application (to UW molecular and cellular biology) and that will go in the mail so that it has a week to get across the country and make it before the deadline. By the end of the weekend, I should be done with my third application (Stanford) so that I can submit it online before the deadline on tuesday.
UCSF is due online the 20th, and most everything else is due Jan 1 or a little after. But I think by the end of next week, I can be done with it all.
Every morning now, I take my vitamins, eat my breakfast, and cuddle with Sophie as I work on my apps. I'm getting there, bit by bit, cheerio by cheerio. This part of the journey is almost over.... the next few months, though, are gonna be crazy I think. I'm ready for it... after all, I'm doing all the setup now, right?