In 15 minutes, I had the tax return done and filed. Fifteen minutes after that, the FAFSA was submitted and both schools I am currently attending will get copies of the report. An hour later, five scholarships I qualify for are in the works-I just need to get the emails sent out to the professors who will complete recommendations.
Once again, an essay is involved, but that doesn't really phase me anymore.
In a sense, I can relax. The difference this year is that I am not done for the year with all these forms. No, in six months, it starts all over again for graduate school. What a concept. If you'd told me two years ago that I would be sitting here now, trying to get my ducks in a row to make it happen, I would have told you that you were nuts.
Amazing what some motivation will do.