I guess CoffeeCreek is right about everyone being a little shy, after all, the forum for Deep Springs 2019 has almost 600 views, although 50 of them might have come from me XD. Anyway, it would be nice to see who else is applying, scout our potential classmates and all that jazz.
As for what I’m thinking- is there anything else to say except ‘nervous’? I feel like the hardest part about applying to Deep Springs isn’t really getting the grades or answering the prompts, but rather preparing for the worst case scenario. Even after having safety schools lined up, it’s still nervewracking to think what will happen if I’m rejected.
The essays were interesting to say the least. It felt more like a journey of self exploration rather than your typical answer a prompt query. However, I didn’t particularly like the one about proving that the earth travelled around the sun or vice versa. I initially started out with the experiment prompt but after realising how complicated the procedure would be, I decided to prove the former.
I don’t really know what initially attracted me to Deep Springs as I heard about it a few years back but in retrospect I’m so glad I remembered it a few months ago during my college search. I mean, what isn’t there to like about it? It might be a bit cliché, but I’m drawn to anything unique. I also have a love for adventure, which sadly is a little bit difficult to find in our modern society, and I believe that Deep Springs offers a raw essence which isn’t clouded by the usual safety net of society. Everything you do there is impactful in the most direct way and the Thoreaun solitude offers so many possibilities for personal development and developing interpersonal skills. I also love how the school governs itself in that there isn’t a set way to do everything. The method of experimentation is exhilirating as you never know what outcome there is and personally, the uncertainty of it makes it all the more interesting.
I suppose my mood overall is one of damoened excitement. I’m nervous for what is to come. There’s part of me that wants nothing more than to flashforward to next years summer but theres also a part of me that is preparing for the worst. Honestly, I want to feel hyped but I’m terrified of not getting it. Right now, that’s probably my largest obstacle - preparing for the worst case scenario.
Anyway! Not to make everything seem all doom and gloom, let’s just have our fingers crossed and hope that the voice of the desert convinces Apcom and the Staffulty to let us join. I hope to see you all in the second round!