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I am curiously unexcited.

Finding a flat in America, re-learning how to drive (I have a liscense from when I was 17, but have not driven since), finding out about my program, teaching myself more Spanish, making preparations to move, making preparations to travel this summer...

I don't want to do any of it.

Somehow, all I want to do is sit in my room and watch Blackadder or Family Guy, and occasionally get my heart rate up by moshing or satisfy my need for human contact by visiting with friends.

I hope this isn't a long-term thing, as these things do need to be done. It seems like now that I have got in, the exciting bit is over. I know what's in my future, and I'm in no particular hurry to go meet it head on, not even if it would prove advantageous.

I've had a few days where I've felt up to researching some things, but for the most part, all of the things I've told myself I would do I am leaving undone.

Everything is kind of anticlimactic now.

Reverse culture shock?

Date: 2007-04-10 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_into_shadow_/
It's probably letdown from all the hard work and stress that comes with applications. Now the reality is setting in and you realize you're going to have to adjust/readjust to life in America. (Ie, finding a *flat* in *America*? A flat what? Tire? :P)

I'm only guessing, of course, based on from what I know of people who've studied abroad in the UK for 4 months or so. (A much shorter amount of time than you have been in Scotland, I'm sure.)

When the departure time draws closer I'm sure you'll become more excited. :)

Re: Reverse culture shock?

Date: 2007-04-12 10:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreadpirateange.livejournal.com
Thank you, I hope you are right!

Date: 2007-04-10 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dzrogers.livejournal.com
you're reading my mind (minus the family guy and moshing)

Date: 2007-04-12 10:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreadpirateange.livejournal.com
I'm glad. You see, this might be a normal feeling since there is more than one person feeling this way. But if it's not...

at least I have company in my insanity.

Date: 2007-04-13 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slowbro.livejournal.com
Count me as another person feeling the same way: I had hoped to have a bit of time to relax after making my final decision, but realize that it will take a lot of time and effort to get everything in place before September.

Oh, and I get to teach myself statistics, statistical software, and economics this summer. (My boyfriend, who is an economist, actually looks forward to helping me learn the subjects -- talk about an odd duck! He's my odd duck, though, and I'm grateful that he wants to help.)

Date: 2007-04-11 07:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wordothox.livejournal.com
What's Blackadder??

And yeah, I totally feel you. I finally confirmed the offer after the director of grad admissions called and essentially said "hey what's up your slow ass?" I can't quite remember what it felt like to be rabidly obsessed with applications. Was that really just two months ago?

Anyway. I'm sure we'll both end up "okay."

Date: 2007-04-12 10:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreadpirateange.livejournal.com
Blackadder is one of the most hillarious things ever. You can watch it here: http://www.tv-links.co.uk/ or read about it on Wikipedia. It was Rowan Atkinson's first real acting job, and is dry and witty and right up your alley I think.

And anyways, we'll have to be "okay". :-P

Date: 2007-04-24 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supertopsecret.livejournal.com
hi, i saw you in the applyingtograd community and you seem intersting, esp. since you study pirates, which makes me jealous. that being said, i hope you don't mind that i've added you (:

Date: 2007-04-26 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreadpirateange.livejournal.com
Nice to meet you :)

Date: 2007-09-21 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tx-cronopio.livejournal.com
Hey, Ange. I got your email, and would be happy to delete anything that poses a problem, but I'm thinking that whole post has already been deleted. If I'm wrong, just let me know.

And wow, Scotland! You're living my dream life. Best wishes from Texas, where it's still 90 degrees every day.

Date: 2007-10-01 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annaclaire.livejournal.com
Hi, I hope you don't mind that I've added you as a friend & hope you add me back! I'm getting a MA in history with the plan of getting the Ph.D. after this, and am always looking around for interesting history folks to befriend.
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