Midnight Impulse

learning experiences and impulsive decisions


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Acceptance!

I got into university today!  Well, my second uni.  I got my acceptance to Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and on Monday I found out I’d gotten into, drum roll please,

Emerson University!  This one was probably the one I had the highest chances of getting into but was still stressing over because I knew that I would be absolutely heartbroken if I hadn’t gotten into it.  It’s the perfect school for pursuing journalism or any writing-based major.  I’m also really excited because I got the half-tuition scholarship (as well as getting accepted into the Honours Programme) so this makes Emerson the cheapest option as well as the most academically-satisfying.

I’m still waiting on Boston University (results coming this Saturday), NYU, and Concordia U in Montreal.  I’m so excited!  It has only hit me now.  Emerson sent out an email inviting all accepted students to the freshman page of 2014.  It’s super cute, with all 1200 (as of now) accepted freshmen posting their “about me” sections, discussing favourite music, hobbies, and activities they excel at.  Maybe you’ll find me there 😉

On a separate note, I’m off to St Petersburg in Russia this week, from Saturday to Saturday–It’s the Model United Nations trip (for which I’m still writing my second resolution and policy statements like … right now.  We finally got our visas and I’m excited, plus it’s a fantastic time to visit Russia right now (isn’t ALWAYS a fantastic time to visit Russia?).  We will be attending the SPIMUN conference along with (apparently) another 450 delegates.  The neurotic that I am, I’ve already prepared my packing list and will be going last-minute clothes shopping tomorrow.

I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with schoolwork.  I was hoping to have things a bit easy this next month, but I’ve got my 30-page research paper to draft and complete, yearbook is picking up pace and needs to be finished, I have novels to read, this trip to take, a university-visiting trip later in April, and then my two AP classes to finish and study for for the May AP exams.  That plus online Latin I, in which I’m still on unit 1.  I’m so fucked.  I need better time management and perhaps less sleep (ironically, my AP Psychology class warns against purposeful sleep deprivation).

The greenhouse my friend and I got for the school has sort of turned into a disastrous project.  A local company came to the school and built it in three or four days but due to the high wind in the area, the plastic covering has been torn and ripped off the metal structure.  Along with the teachers we picked to guide us through the process, we–are–pissed.  The quality of the building was nowhere near what we expected and does not correspond to the price we paid for the structure.  The dream-turned-nightmare has become the subject of hysterics from other students who’ve seen it and a source of absolute embarrassment for me.  We called over the company today and they came and checked the thing out and decided on a second plan to rebuild it properly, so I’m really hoping that works out better than the last time.

I should be off to start my homework (40 minutes before midnight, of course).

Maybe I’ll rename the blog to Midnight Homework.  Midnight Procrastinator?  Midnight Assignments.  Hm 🙂

Off for now,

Addie

P.S.: Those of you applying now, have you heard back anything from your universities?  I really want to find people to share a boat with here 😛


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Three Days=Week

Been out all day around people the last three days.  Ugh.  People.  I stayed after school for a Model United Nations meeting on Thursday, then stayed another half hour helping decorate our Student Council-hosted haunted house for school Halloween.  I got home and got dressed for trick-or-treating around the neighbourhood with kids from my class (yes, seniors trick-or-treat too) and this was the first time I’d been with a large group.  Those of us remaining got home at about 9 and at 10 I started baking banana muffins for the Student Council bake sale the next day.  I baked two dozen muffins before I felt like collapsing, so I ended up waking up the next morning at 6:30 to bake another two dozen.  Miraculously, I did finish baking the next morning (Friday). 

On Friday I went to school as normal and spent half the day again decorating.  Later I went home for an hour to grab my costume, then came back to school again to set up for the Halloween event (on Nov. 1, not Oct. 31).  The event started at 6, and the StuCo members proceeded to spend an hour in the haunted house “scaring” little kids (there were a few criers all below the age of 6, but the rest weren’t scared one bit).  Needless to say, my throat was super sore this morning when I woke up at 6 AM.

Why would I wake up at 6 AM on a Saturday, you ask?  Well for the sake of the SAT of course!  Today was the last time I ever have to waken up at this god forsaken hour anxious for the test that will determine where I go to college.  The day was full of tradition: I was with the same group of kids from my class that were there last time in May; I had the same lady proctor who’d been monitoring my test-taking since the first time I took the SAT in January; and as always, after the test, we went out for burgers at the best place in town.  Finishing the SAT came with the greatest sense of relief.  I can’t believe I’m done!  Forever!  This test has been haunting me since January of this year and now I’m finally done and I no longer have to ever worry about–not–studying for it.  This dread has been lifted and now I can go on with my life, saving my anxiety for other aspects of academia!  Scores come out in 21 days and I’m really excited.  I feel I did well on this one 🙂

I hope any of you who took it today had a good one, I think this test was one of the easier ones.  

Best, 

Adelaide

 

 


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Three Days=Week

Been out all day around people the last three days.  Ugh.  People.  I stayed after school for a Model United Nations meeting on Thursday, then stayed another half hour helping decorate our Student Council-hosted haunted house for school Halloween.  I got home and got dressed for trick-or-treating around the neighbourhood with kids from my class (yes, seniors trick-or-treat too) and this was the first time I’d been with a large group.  Those of us remaining got home at about 9 and at 10 I started baking banana muffins for the Student Council bake sale the next day.  I baked two dozen muffins before I felt like collapsing, so I ended up waking up the next morning at 6:30 to bake another two dozen.  Miraculously, I did finish baking the next morning (Friday). 

On Friday I went to school as normal and spent half the day again decorating.  Later I went home for an hour to grab my costume, then came back to school again to set up for the Halloween event (on Nov. 1, not Oct. 31).  The event started at 6, and the StuCo members proceeded to spend an hour in the haunted house “scaring” little kids (there were a few criers all below the age of 6, but the rest weren’t scared one bit).  Needless to say, my throat was super sore this morning when I woke up at 6 AM.

Why would I wake up at 6 AM on a Saturday, you ask?  Well for the sake of the SAT of course!  Today was the last time I ever have to waken up at this god forsaken hour anxious for the test that will determine where I go to college.  The day was full of tradition: I was with the same group of kids from my class that were there last time in May; I had the same lady proctor who’d been monitoring my test-taking since the first time I took the SAT in January; and as always, after the test, we went out for burgers at the best place in town.  Finishing the SAT came with the greatest sense of relief.  I can’t believe I’m done!  Forever!  This test has been haunting me since January of this year and now I’m finally done and I no longer have to ever worry about–not–studying for it.  This dread has been lifted and now I can go on with my life, saving my anxiety for other aspects of academia!  Scores come out in 21 days and I’m really excited.  I feel I did well on this one 🙂

I hope any of you who took it today had a good one, I think this test was one of the easier ones.  

Best, 

Adelaide