the sheer amount of times i will have watched or listened to a child say/sign “no” by the time i finish this thesis on children’s acquisition of negation is just…so much. so many times. so many times every day.
Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at apartments on Craigslist in cities I “have no plans to move to” but of course they’re all cities on my grad school list. It kind of stresses me out, but at the same time I can’t stop doing it. All I know is if I live in a one-person apartment in the future, I’m gonna clean the ever-loving LIFE out of it when I move in and it’s gonna be SO satisfying.
Scholarship things are rolling along. I got some fairly helpful information about writing personal statements and felt pretty energized about doing it…but then didn’t start, so some of that energy is gone. But I think I know what i want to write about, at least for a first draft. If I make it beyond my school’s internal deadline, I’ll have time to revise it. I also have to answer a long list of internal questions for the committee that decides who from my school will get nominated. I also go back and forth between feeling excited and absolutely terrified at the prospect of being put up for this award. So, we’ll see.