Unconditional offer

It has been all doom and gloom here lately, I know.  Believe me I know.  The stress has been killing me.  I’ve had to rely on the Valium, which I had been doing pretty good without doing.  But I am glad I still have it as a backup option.


And thank you all for your kind words and well wishes and thoughts.  It’s meant a lot.  <3


Today we met with the international student advisor to discuss the issues we have (mostly financial).  As I had even said at the outset of the meeting, I was fine if I didn’t get into the Ph.D. program.  I honestly didn’t think I would, given my not so great grades this year here.  Granted I’ve had a good reason.  It isn’t every year your mum passes away.  While I should’t use it as an excuse, well I just haven’t exactly put the effort in since.  I’ve been upset.

So we have some options financially- we can apply for a hardship loan and lucky for us they still have one meeting.  So I need to fill out an application and get my advisor to sign off and find some documents.  But this should keep us afloat for the next 2 months.

Because in September I will get my new batch of student loans.  For the Ph.D. program I got accepted into unconditionally.  🙂  Yes I got in.  Unconditionally.  I can’t really believe it, actually.  So the next three years I will be researching bullying.  Not sure how I plan on doing that and working on the book I started, but I’m sure I can figure it out LOL!

So hopefully we will get the loan and I can spend August worrying about me and working on me.  Working out daily.  Looking for a part time job.  Finding a place to volunteer.  Perhaps finding a new flat, as we’ve just run out of room in our lovely, but small one bedroom flat.


  1. Autumn
    20/07/2011 / 19:08

    YAY 🙂 Congrats on getting into the program 🙂

    • 21/07/2011 / 16:56

      Thank you! 🙂 You will have to swing by if you end up taking that trip you keep thinking about!

  2. 21/07/2011 / 16:41

    So you’re going to be in Scotland for another 3 years????? Congrats on your success and entry into Drdom!! Im jealous as Ive always wanted to get my PhD. Ill have to come visit for sure then!!

    • 21/07/2011 / 16:56

      My liver is worried all of the sudden! 😉

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