So, I know I’ve been slacking a bit recently on the, I guess, more substantive posts around here, but I’ve got some big BIG news. And I’ve been trying to wrap my head around it.
Remember waaaaaaaaay back in the day (i.e. 2009) when I took the GRE? And later, when I confessed that I didn’t have a backup plan if I didn’t get into grad school? And then, in January, I turned in my applications and have been waiting with bated breath ever since. Everyone told me that after a while I’d forget that I was waiting, that March would be here before I knew it.
Well, they were half right. March got here SUPER quick, but I never for a second forgot what I was waiting for. And as February crept slowly by, I got antsier and antsier. And one day, I saw this headline, that made my heart nearly stop:
Oh.My.God. Talk about my worst fears. Nevermind that it was for undergrad applications. If it can happen once, it can happen again. And if it can happen at GW, what’s to stop it from happening at Georgetown or American? So, from that point on, I was terrified of receiving emails from any of the three schools I applied to.
I suppose that’s why I couldn’t believe what I was reading, when I saw:
On behalf of the Graduate Political Science Association, congratulations on your admission to Georgetown!
No, really, I couldn’t believe it. I must have sent it to about 5 different people, asking them to clarify some of the other language in the email, wondering if the school had made a mistake. But once I got the all-clear, well, I’ve been bouncing in my chair for the past few days.
I’m not making any decisions yet; I’m still waiting to hear from the other two. But my god it feels good to know that I’m definitely going somewhere.
Watch out, world. Here I come!