While that looks like just three deadlines and not fifteen, as stated, each of those tasks contains subsets of tasks such as all the essays I have to write for my application. Some are in the nature of, "Explain what the hell you've been doing with the last twenty years of your life that you're applying to college now," or "Why, exactly, do you want to want to become a BSN, when you will be doing exactly the same job and not even get a pay raise for your effort?" Then there are the fanciful essays, of which I must write one, chosen from a list of three questions.
This is me, stressing out about my essays.
(Actually, that was me at the moment when Jon told me he'd accidentally deleted a ton of my photos from the camera before I'd put them on the computer.)
Of the fanciful essay topics, the one I've tentatively chosen is "If you could invite any three people to dinner—living, dead, or fictional—who would they be and why?" Sounds like a fun topic, but I am totally bogged down in choices.
Q: Patience, shouldn't you be writing your essay instead of writing a blog post about writing your essay?
So who should I have for dinner? There are the usual suspects: Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, jr., Einstein. Jesus is always in demand for virtual dinner parties, but I think I'd rather have His Mother. I bet the Blessed Virgin Mary could tell some stories. Others on my short list include Alexander Hamilton (what? I like him and if they take his face off the ten dollar bill and replace it with Ronald Reagan's, as I heard proposed, I will be outraged), Lord Peter Wimsey, Becky Sharp, Samuel Johnson, Iris Murdoch, Benjamin Franklin, Katherine of Aragon, St. Brigid of Ireland, Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, Isaac Mizrahi, Galileo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Mozart, Bill Gates—(I just bought MS Office after *years* of making do with Open Office. LOVE the blog post thingy), Lord Byron, and—how could I forget—Barak Obama. I'm sure that as soon as I publish this, ten names will come to mind.
If you could invite any three people to dinner who would YOU invite?