It stinks that there’s now an emergency contraception called Plan B. I’m really only onto plotting Plan B. But I feel strangely about using that as the title of the post.
Anyway, I’m looking into programs at other schools in and close to Amsterdam. This may seem like an obvious back-up plan. But I honestly didn’t give the idea much thought prior to today. The program at the University of Amsterdam is just so perfect. It described what I wanted before I even knew I wanted it. The pieces of a mental puzzle started coming together as I thought about what I would learn and where I’d be learning it. UvA is like the person you fall in love with at 25. You’re pretty sure you know what you want. And when you find someone who fits that mold almost exactly, you feel pretty confident in assuming s/he’s the one. And s/he might very well be the one. But if you have an opportunity to keep looking, you realize there are other options that are just as good, if not better.
So yeah. Why not look for a program that’s just as good if not better at another school? I’m still doubting there will be something else so perfect. But how silly it would be not to look. Right? Two schools were recommended to me today. I haven’t looked much further beyond verifying that they are legit options. I need to put in some work here.
The biggest annoyance about this Plan B-C is that it will drag out my timeline quite a bit. But I’m still functioning within a reasonable time frame. No stress yet.