Thursday, January 15, 2009

And the thoughts, they just keep coming.

Today John and I fly out to Chicago where tomorrow, I try to impress the person who interviews at Northwestern University. It would be an understatement to say that I am nervous, but at the same time I'm excited.

Several people have told me that it is going to be a waste to go and interview there. You see, I am their ideal candidate...except in regards to test scores. I hate numbers. I hate that there are rankings to try and "see" what kind of student you are. What about the students like me, who are extremely bright and motivated, yet they do poorly on certain kinds of tests?

I am going to have to create my own path. I am also going to have to convince my interviewer that despite a slight setback in my whole academic package, I have the vivacity and the intelligence to flourish in Northwestern's law community.

I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high, but I have to shoot for my dream. If I don't, I'm only going to wonder what if, suspended in a permanent state of anxiety. That's not what I want to do.

Anyway, wish me good luck! I will be in Chicago for the weekend, and I promise there will be lots of pictures when I get back. That is, if it's warm enough to leave my hotel room.

<3 d

2 comments:

Ghenet said...

I'm sure you'll do great. You should read the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316017922?ie=UTF8&tag=gladwellcom&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0316017922). If you haven't heard of him, he wrote Blink and The Tipping Point, also good books. Steve just read Outliers and is raving about it to everyone! Basically, it's about how success comes from opportunity, not just from hard work. People like Steve Jobs is as succesful as he is right now partly because of the opportunities he had when he grew up. The book also talks about how we are all the sum of our experiences. Your going on this interview is your way of opening up yourself to opportunity, so don't be nervous and best of luck!

Megs said...

good luck, I know you'll do great!!
and bundle up..it's fafafafareeeezing there!!