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October 7, 2009: Busy, Busy, Busy
Jennifer A. Lincoln
October 7, 2009
Busy, Busy, Busy
I cannot believe how different third year is from the past two years. I do think the divide is 2-3 instead of 1-2, or at least that is my opinion. I feel like my fellow classmates do not appear on campus anymore. Perhaps everyone is swallowed up by their respective externships. Me, I am writing six research papers at the moment and loving it. Yes, six, and not a single one is smaller than 25 pages. One is a law review article, one is moot court, three are for classes, one is for a professor. And I just finished another different one last week (okay, not a paper, a protocol for Romania to join the CISG- the UN trade case database). Honestly, a protocol. But I was glad it was well-received.
I am knee-deep in the Fulbright application process. I have been accepted to an MA program in University of Durham in the UK. (Honestly British grad programs are the easiest things to get into; I have been known to apply for fun in the past.) But I am riding this out with a fellowship dream- and the hardest fellowship out there in the Fulbright realm is humanities in the UK. I have my acceptance letter in hand and in the back of my mind want to curse how I am such a school junky. (Why was I not a finance junky?) I have determined that I cannot look back on my life someday and not have a PhD in hand (always always wanted to get one in history) so I am determined to go forth and multiply those degrees, whatever else may happen. Honestly, I never knew before I came here that some people do not love and adore academics (I think I had an intense crowd at Trinity).
Other than that I am jealous of my friend who is taking my apartment back in London for next semester. I worked really hard to find that place, great when someone can just walk in like that. Lucky ducks, that's all I have to say. I have considered selling vital body organs to go back to London. I suppose I should save these unenumerated items for myself and return in a less self-hazardous manner.