My goal in short term work is only to occupy myself till my longer-term plans shape up, and these are:
- Grad school. I am shaping my application to University of Dallas. I need to write a couple essays and destroy the GRE. I am unlikely to be accepted (they accept only five to seven of thirty to thirty five applicants), but I know I will not be accepted if I do nothing, so why not take the chance? Were I to be accepted, I would choose U of D over both alternatives.
- Great Hearts Academies. Kian Mapes contacted me and encouraged me to renew my late application for next year. I would likely hear little till February, so this is a pot on the back burner.
- Seminary. No, it hasn't gone away. More and more I begin to suspect I am being called to the priesthood. I met with a vocations director, and though I missed the August 2011 deadline, he said everything on his end had already been approved, and all that remained was a formal interview with him and the Archbishop Michael Sheehan. There is a good chance I could be in seminary next fall.