6.27.2008

Breathing Exercises

I need some. The closer I get to the day I've planned to move to Gainesville without any information from UF, the more I want to rip all my hair out and scream...

breathe...

It's really, really frustrating...

breathe...

They told me I should allow 48-72 hours for a call back because of high call volume... yeah... I've done 68 and that's all you get. I don't have time to wait on you to figure out if you're going to call me back. THIS IS MY LIFE!!

I also found out that because my housing application is less than a year old I have a 5% chance of getting an apartment in the grad housing on campus...

breathe...

This probably means I will have to work while going to school full-time and I don't know that an on-campus job is an option...

breathe...

I'm being delivered platitudes like, "It'll all work out." THAT IS NOT HELPING WHEN I DON'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION!!!"

breathe...

I've made 2 appointments to get my health stuff in order before I leave and those were the most headache-free portion of this process...

breathe...

I hadn't told you this before but I've been dealing with this application process since October. That's when I took the GRE the first time. I took it again in November, turned in an app to B.erkeley in December, had an interview in March, found out I didn't get in (I'll get into that more later). That let some air out of my sails. I knew the UF app wasn't due until June so I procrastinated probably more than I should have... which is part of the reason I just found out I got in 3 weeks ago significantly pushing back the amount of time I have to prepare... The length of this process (and actually from the time UF had all my stuff to acceptance was about 2 weeks so that was actually nice...) ramps up the annoyance level just a MILLION DEGREES little.

breathe...

I'm doing what I can to make this process go more smoothly for me... I just need to remember that I'm doing what I can... and to keep doing what I can... but it doesn't help when people want regular updates on my status... that just makes me think of it all over again. I have to literally shut my brain off at night or I will never get any sleep... Now I'm going to call the registrar and the financial aid office again... SIGH!! No wait...

breathe...

3 minutes later update: "No advisers will be available by phone until July 7th because we're in the summer rush period."

I'M ABOUT OUT OF BREATH!!!!!!

6 minutes later update: Okay that was just for financial aid. I was able to get in contact with the registrar and confirm that my degree confirmation is on file and I can disregard an earlier notice that it wasn't. I also talked to the infirmary and got the information I need to have to register when I get there in August.

breath returning...

11 comments:

Adei von K said...

Wow. poor thing.

college is a beast, even if you've done it before

Los Angelista said...

You have a lot to do in a month, but all of us are praying for you. Besides, if you end up in the cardboard box on the side of the road, at least we all know you'll have the flyest, most tricked-out box around! (Just kidding, that's not happening!)

La said...

You know the politics. And you know you've dealt with this before... if not worse because you went to a black school, lol.

People are telling you it will be ok because it will... but that doesn't mean you can't reserve the right to tell them they are not helping and banishing them to the land of weekly updates, lol

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

do not rip the hair

breathe

have a great weekend
btw my dog for obama shirts in, chk my spot for a look if u can

Sparkling Red said...

What is it with all the stress? This is summertime! We're all supposed to be relaxing!

I'll try to calm down if you will. On three: ONE... TWO...
THREE!!!!

*phew!*

Vdizzle said...

I'd say keep calling them. Jul 7 my arse. YOU ARE PART OF THE SUMMER RUSH!!

Buttheads.

Sandy C. said...

Good grief. I'd be hyperventilating. I'm so sorry to hear. I hope you start getting more answers soon.

jameil1922 said...

adei... apparently.

liz... thanks... nothing like a fly cardboard box! behave!!

la... i think this is worse actually since the school has 53k students. i need to be closer to everything coming together before i hear it'll be alright.

torr... who needs hair anyway? you have a good one too. i don't do the whole dressing animals thing even if i had one...

red... breathe in Jesus, breathe out peace.

v... they're messing w/the summer schoolers right now.

sandy... i'm trying not to. i hope i get some, too.

Rashan Jamal said...

Breathe in... Breathe out

My bad, I'll stop asking for updates, at least I don't do the plaititudes.

I feel your frustration. Good luck.

Opinionated Diva said...

A friend of mine had the same issues getting information when he went to grad school out of state...he's in Brooklyn, his school (forget which one) is in Maryland. He ended up having to go down there...so much easier than over the phone. Plus he's a lot crazier in person, so they had to help him. lol

Hopefully by the time you read this, you are breathing easier because you have received the information you need.

jameil1922 said...

rj... i promise i'll let folk know when there are updates to be had.

diva... you know what? if ONLY it were so simple as to just ride out down there! too doggone far! i'm gonna keep calling until i go crazy or drive some of them crazy. i'm working on breathing even w/o the info. focusing on what i can do on my end.