Last Friday, I got admitted into my graduate program of choice.
And while a simple status update on Facebook would’ve probably sufficed, I felt the need for more.
I started my application in mid-February, mildly underestimating the process.
Juggling school, work, grad school applications, and exam preparation, was tough.
But, between restless days and a non-existent social life, I did it!
That morning, as I was walking towards the cafeteria at work to get a cup of coffee, I saw their email just sitting in my inbox, waiting to be read.
I immediately froze.
Sure, I was excited. But to be honest, I was also scared.
I rushed over to the universities website, typed in my ID and password and stared blankly at the screen without clicking over to the next page.
Just then it hit me.
T H I S I S I T!
This is the moment I’ve been anxiously awaiting for months. This is the moment that defines a lot of other things to come.
I’m about to find out if I’ve been accepted.
But, what if I don’t get in?
What if I’m not good enough?
The decision was made too fast, so it must be bad news!
All these thoughts flooded my mind, but just before I could compose a different scenario in my head, I logged in.
And there it was:
“Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that …”
At last, I could breathe.
I can’t wait to start this next chapter in my life. I can’t wait to take it all in. I can’t wait for the highs, the lows, and the concept of it all.
While I know that grad school will be about ten times harder than undergrad, I’m excited to take on this new challenge.
I’d like to thank Jenny Moore, Josh Brodesky, Lynnette Gonzales, and Vince Guzman for helping me with letters of recommendation and advice.
I will forever be thankful for your kind words and support.