Grad School Acceptance

Today, I moved my office into a brand new more private office, in order to accommodate graduate students, who maybe having a personal issue and want to talk about it in private. Since I work with both undergrad and grad, I needed more private space per the grad dean’s office. I was so excited, finally privacy.
At one point, I was coming back to my desk, and I noticed I had an e-mail from the School of Education. It said, the application decision has been made, click here and enter your PIN to view the decision. I was so nervous. I quickly typed up in my information. I clicked the link to view the decision. There it was my letter of acceptance. I saw the word, “Congratulations!” first. I took a deep breath and said a thank you prayer to myself. I then told Nancy I got accepted. She said, “really? congrats! Now you got to figure out what the hell you are going to do.” I laughed. she is right.
Quickly, I called Drew and told him. He was so happy for me. He said, “Congrats baby!” He asked how I found out. I told him about the e-mail, and the letter when I logged in. He said, that is so awesome! I can’t wait to celebrate.
After I got off the phone with him, I face timed him and told his mom and grandma. They are so happy for me. Grandma thought I was going to tell her I was pregnant. I hate to disappoint her, but nope Grad School here I come. I called my mom and told her. She said, and you found out on my Birthday!
When I got off the phone with her, I spoke to my graduate enrollment manager and she told me about Orientation on November 30th, that is where I will register for classes and meet the professors. I was so excited and so nervous. This is going to be so much work. I think I have one more degree in me, and that is it.

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After work, I met up with Anthony downtown. He and I were going to go to Harris Grill for dinner and then go Ice Skating. This was my Birthday dinner, a month late. I told him about Grad school! He is so excited for me. I am excited and so nervous. After dinner and ice skating, I went home to Drew, who was so excited to see me and we are planning our celebration soon.

Barre Class

This morning, I am not sure where I got the energy, and I was a little sore from the multiple games of cornhole, but I decided to get up and go to Barre class.

When I arrived, I got my chair, my mat, and weights. It had been so long since I attended a class.

This morning, I am not sure where I got the energy, and I was a little sore from the multiple games of cornhole, but I decided to get up and go to Barre class.

When I arrived, I got my chair, my mat, and weights. It had been so long since I attended a class.

I did like this instructor better than the other one. She was nice and very encouraging. I noticed she would look at me and shout, “Good Job” every so often. I worked my butt off. I did have some ballet training, so I was able to remember the proper forms and arm positions, as well as feet positions.

After class, I knew I was going to be sore. I was on my way to put my mat back when the instructor pulled me aside and said you did so well! Great job! I tell you have had some training in ballet.” I told her my story of how I quit dancing when I was 15 and I regretted, but I have been trying to get back for a while now. She was glad to hear it. It always makes me feel good when instructors compliment my skills in dance.

After barre, I went home and got a shower, did some laundry, cleaned the dishes, made lunch. Then stopped over my parents to see my dogs and visit my dad. I stayed for an hour then went home.

When I got home, I fell asleep on the couch until 5pm. I was so tired. When I woke up, I started to cook dinner and noticed I had an email from the director of the Social Sciences department. She welcomed me to the department and gave me the itinerary for after orientation. I am to begin training immediately. I am glad to get started and thankful for the position. I am so excited!

When Drew got home, he went to the gym for a few hours, then came home and we relaxed until we went to sleep.