gladiator wrote:My AIM is on pretty much every second I'm awake (obviously with an away message frequently). Do most of you shut down your computers when you're not around? I never really understood the purpose of not just leaving it on with an away message unless you're busy and can't allow it to distract you.
To those having a rough time right now: sorry to hear about your troubles and hope you can hang in there! I know everyone says this but it really will work out in the end just have to keep believing that and don't shortchange yourself for anything!
I used a laptop as my sole computer for the past few years so even though I have a desktop now I got severely into the habit of shutting everything down all the time to make my battery last all through undergrad (which, fortunately, I was able to do!!). Plus, with Facebook now, there's really no reason to leave AIM on if not actively chatting since most people check Facebook daily and you can just send a message on there that would get ready as quickly as on AIM.
Anyways that's my story.
I got my deposit confirmed like 3 days after I sent it so that was nice! When are you guys sending in your second deposit? I miraculously made it onto Harvard's waitlist so I guess I'll wait until as close to that 2nd deadline as possible. But is tempting to just send it now and have everything done, except for FinAid, that is required to show up at orientation and get rolling. Is there anything we'll need to do between sending that 2nd deposit and when orientation starts? (except for FinAid)?