Thursday, April 10, 2008


I opened up my unfinished essay and stared at it, thinking, "Do I know you?" I should have finished it in one sitting rather than putting it off.

I set to work once again cropping my flowery descriptions...sigh. The last 100 "spare" words were the hardest to trim. When I got down to 550 (out of 500), I wanted to quit.

508. And my computer shut off. After 30 minutes, I finally got it to turn on again, and the total was back up to 515 because the last 5-10 minutes of editing hadn't been saved.

And now it's 500. The End. But I don't like it. It's not me.

I feel like I just relived a college experience. Except that I didn't stay up all night.


  1. Congratulations! I am rather interested in getting TESL (TOEFL) certification myself.... Was it difficult? What was involved?

  2. I haven't gotten the certificate, I'm only applying to the program! :)I think programs probably vary. This one is 4-5 week intensive and is accredited. It's getting harder to apply to MA programs and teaching positions without the certification.


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