It has been a while since I posted on here - the last 2 weeks have been really busy as I have been traveling and dealing with various situations that have been popping up.
I have not had a lot of time to work on my b-school apps, but I have made a couple of breakthroughs:
1. I got started on my first essay!
The one I chose to start on is HBS question #1- tell us about something you have done well. I basically just manned up, sat down one evening, and put my thoughts on paper. This exercise was very helpful and I plan on writing a first draft of each and every essay for round 1 as the next step in my process. This leads me to my next breakthrough:
2. I think I have decided which schools I want to apply to in the first round!
After multiple iterations, I am ~85% sure that in the first round I will apply to: