I have been running around like a crazy person trying to clean up the mess that one of my references made with my grad school letters of recommendation.
My reference agreed months ago that he would happily submit recommendations for me. As weeks have passed, I’ve sent him numerous updates, called his office, left messages, spoke to him directly and all I get is a “Yep, I’ll get them done soon.” Well, 2 deadlines have passed already and I have yet to see any action on his part. I am disappointed in myself for not preparing for this ahead of time and I am pissed off that someone else is now potentially dicking around with my future.
Fortunately, I have developed good relationships with a handful of other professors at Delaware and one of them (who I worked as a teaching assistant for a few years back) is willing to help me out and act as an alternate reference. Now I have to scuttle around the internet figuring out how I can get a 4th reference in for each school. Thank goodness all of the admissions ladies are being incredibly kind and helpful when listening to my panicked questions.
I thought I would have been done with apps by now – Relaxing with my feet up and just waiting for the results to come in … But nope! Life is never easy.
:: Sigh ::
I have been venting to whoever will listen (so I suppose you readers are no exception!) and actually writing this has calmed me down some – So yay!
As a token of my appreciation for lending an ear – I offer this little gem:
A picture of me. Sporting a snowsuit onesie. [Taken in 2008]