We’re two weeks into the semester here at Eastern and it’s already been a whirlwind!
I’m in the process of applying to PhD programs and even though I’m done sending in applications, it’s still a fairly stressful time. I know I’m in at University of California, Santa Barbara though I won’t know about funding until March. After the Linguistic Society of America meeting in San Francisco I rode down to SB with my friends Andrea, Ann and Bethany. Bethany and I attended the two-days-that-seemed-like-a-week recruitment at UCSB last Tuesday-Thursday. On one hand, it was fantastic to meet with all the professors, but it was also very intense. Naturally on the introverted side, it’s not easy keeping up enough energy to talk to new people after a day or so, let alone right after LSA. But I’m really glad that UCSB was the first (and hopefully not the last!) of the interviews. I was fairly comfortable there since I spent so much time there over the summer while I was doing inField. (more on the actual interviews later!)
At the moment, I’m waiting to hear back from University of Michigan. They’re going to be notifying accepted students this week, so we’ll see if I made the cut there. I know my husband is rooting for U of M because he really enjoys his job here and has really started settling in socially.
But we shall see…there’s no sense in worrying until we have all the cards on the table
I’ve been on a huge reading binge trying to catch up for the lost week-plus. I’ve been reading the first two chapters from Chomsky’s Knowlege of Language and it’s probably the densest reading I’ve ever encountered. 30 pages has taken me at least 4 hours to get through while still trying to follow the argument. Only 20 pages left to go…