Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SIGH (of relief)

I now interrupt your regularly scheduled emotionally-wrought self-indulgent drivel for some big news!
I got into grad school!!!!!
I'm still waiting to hear back from my top choice school, but at least one place I applied has found me worthy, which is a total morale boost/game changer.
Yesterday around noon my dad sent me a text, informing me that I had received a letter in the mail from one of the schools I was waiting to hear back from.
Boom. Body slammed by dread, instantly!
Since I was meeting my entire family for dinner in celebration of my youngest brother's birthday last night, I asked father dear to bring the letter with him.
And then for the rest of my work day I really marinated in my own anxiety. I decided, because I'm completely neurotic, that I would wait until I was completely alone to open the letter and learn my fate.
So that prolonged my agony.
After dinner where I was constantly pestered, but held fast to my conviction,  Matt drove us home and I basically fled to the park in my car. It was a lovely night, I had my windows down and the music up, a total knot in the pit of my stomach.
As soon as I parked, I pulled the thin little envelope out of my purse and turned it over in my hands a few times. It was terribly thin. The kind of thin rejection letters are known to be.
I took a deep breath, reminded myself that this wasn't my first choice school and I was going to be fine either way, and started ripping it along the seam.
Much to my surprise, I looked down at letter inside and the first word was a resounding "CONGRATULATIONS."
Color me shocked.
After that, my night was a flurry of feverishly texting, sipping champagne, and fielding about a million questions I don't have answers for yet.
So basically, it was awesome.
And now?
A big, huge, gargantuan sigh of relief.

1 comment:

  1. Woot!!! Congratulations!!!! How deceptive of them to use a tiny, thin envelope! Bastards! Everyone knows that those are reserved for the rejection letters. I'm going to hold onto this story as hope, for every ambiguous thin letter I get. I'm super excited for you!