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Wow-first of all, I want to thank everyone who has been sharing on this TA forum, I read everyone's entries with huge interest, even those from people whom I don't know. There is something (whether it be Professor Herzberg, common interests, common goals, or something else) that binds all of us together and makes us all a family of sorts.
September kind of hit me hard (clobbered would be more appropriate), and I took the opportunity to assess my situation carefully, search myself (which I'm still doing), and make some big concessions. I am still doing most of what I had planned (thesis, counseling, advanced biology course, independent study, volunteer placement, psych gre's, and looking into grad schools), but I'm doing it all with a "grain of salt", shall we say? I've had to say to myself that there are things in my life right now that are very important and meaningful and valued, and I need to hold onto them and have them flourish. The rest of the stuff, though, well it can always be pursued again later if need be.
That was a big change for me, some would say a 360, because I've been planning this last year of school, and my future following it, for a very long time. And in the recesses of my mind, I thought I was prepared to do whatever was necessary in the now, for the all-important future. But life doesn't always go according to plans, and that can be quite jarring to one's system. I'm not that big a gambler-I can't risk it all for one big jackpot.
I don't know if this is making sense to anyone. Out of all of this,I think I've had a chance to remind oneself of what's really important, and been able to learn and grow in a lot of different ways.
I want to wish everyone luck in their various endeavours, warmth and strength in the upcoming winter, and flexibility: being able to hear what life is asking of you, and being able to answer.
All the best,
-- Anonymous, October 07, 2002
Hello Dana, Thanks for this spirited and open letter. Sounds like you have touched on very meaningful things in your life. It was wonderful to read. Have a great winter. I fully believe that whatever you do will be integral and great. Really. Svetlana
-- Anonymous, October 31, 2002