February 02, 2009

Wow

So I'm in the process of applying for grad school and an assistantship. It's all very scary and different and, as such, I think that's feeding into my whole loss of mojo.

Enter my current English professor for my senior seminar. During class I pointed out a theme in the poem we were discussing and he got all excited because someone had spotted it and then told me to take the discussion. I spent the next 10 minutes basically teaching the class, pointing out different parts of the poem where this theme entered, etc. It was very cool.

After class I stayed to ask him about my first paper that I'm working on. While walking down the hall he asked what my plans in life were. I told him I wanted to be a college professor his response was "Good, excellent. You know, Dr. Suchandso speaks VERY highly of you. Are you applying to grad school?"

I said yes, somewhat stunned that anyone, let alone two PhDs, had been discussing me. He asked my GPA and I told him, cumulative is 3.64, in the English department it's 4.0.

"Applying for an assistantship as well?" I nodded slightly.

He smiled at me and nodded. "You'll get in. You'll get it. Don't you worry about a thing." And with that, he headed down the hall to his office, unaware that he'd single-handedly replenished the mojo I had so recently lamented losing.

11 comments:

Traceyleezle said...

Hooray! I am so happy for you, just when life gets you down, you find your silver lining.

mrspao said...

Yippeee! You can do it!!!

Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Knitwit,

Good going! I'm so glad for you.

Sincerely, Euphoria

LA said...

Lots of Big YAYS!!!!

KnittyLynn said...

That's so awesome! Isn't it nice to know that you aren't faking it? At least other people seem to think you aren't? ;)

And I have to share, you were one of the reasons I have *drum roll* gone back to school! I am getting my BS in Clinical Lab Science. I should finish up in '13. :)

lookinout said...

Congratulations! What a lift! And I'll wish you a place of your own for next year too.

DPUTiger said...

I know I mostly lurk around here, but I really enjoy your blog.

My dad taught law for nearly 30 years and always, always said his best students were the ones who hadn't come straight out of college. The ones who had been in the world for a while were better students because they had grown up a little bit, knew what they wanted and were willing to work hard to get there.

Professors notice. They really notice. You're doing all the right stuff. And it's going to pay off for you big-time while your skanky roommates continue to float along in life getting nowhere. Go, you!

knittingnurse said...

That man deserves something handknitted. . . . .

Smokestack Jones said...

Hi Knit,

Just dropped in to say thanks for the comment and I'm glad you enjoyed "The Picture in the House." I was woried that my old man voice was unintelligable but I guess it turned out okay. Thanks again and keep listening.

-SJ

Josh said...

awesome!

Jenny Girl said...

Congratulaions! That's awesome news, and I know how proud you must feel.