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December 13 – Action. When it comes to aspirations, its not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)

This is an easy one. I’m applying to a PhD program in creative writing. The acceptance rate is very low — last year, they accepted just over 3% of the applicants — but I won’t know if I don’t try. What I’ll be doing between now and January 1st is finishing up my personal statement, my writing sample, and my assistantship application… as well as taking the GRE, making sure my recommendations are in order, and at least a dozen other things that I’m sure I’m forgetting right now. I’m a little nervous, but — as the prompt says — it’s about making things happen, and nothing will happen if I don’t start moving forward.