Long story short: my grad school world view fell apart today.
I’m still accepted – that’s not a problem. But what I thought McGill’s program is like is not actually what it’s like, I think I should do an RD with my Master’s, and that’d be hard to do at McGill or Minnesota, Minnesota offered me a TA position, but it would only pay for 1/4 of my $16K tuition. My options are looking progressively unattractive, and I have no idea what I’m going to do. Add to that having to try to make end-of-semester and moving plans without knowing what I’m doing, considering the possibility of living Elsewhere for part of the summer, and having two papers and an exam looming on the near horizon. Money, money, money. That’s what a lot of this comes down to. Stupid money. I say I should just forget grad school and sell hemp necklaces at a hippie store instead. blah.