This morning, I didn’t wake up completely until a quarter to 10am. I slept so good, and didn’t want to get out of bed. I do remember texting Drew off and on early in the morning about the dogs.
After I got out of the shower, I put on some random clothes until it was time to change into my interview clothes. I wasn’t all that nervous, probably because I slept well. I was anxious though to get on campus. I made some pumpkin coffee, and drank it out my favorite mug.
Then it was time to get ready and get dressed. I was so excited to get on campus. I got there an hour early.
I texted Anthony and told him that the bitch is back. He and I met at RMU and are still best friends to this day. I ordered my usual coffee at ROMO’s, French Caramel Latte with fat free milk. Then, hung out at a high top table and soaked in the memories, and surfed on my phone.
Once I left ROMO’s, I got up and went outside and took a walk through the forest of fun, until I approached the building where my interview was going to be.
I remember when this building first opened. Anthony and I had so many inside jokes about it, especially about the stock market ticker. It makes me laugh a little just typing this entry. I walked up the walkway and paid a visit to the theater.
This is where I met Anthony, Dylan, Ray, and Allie. I keep in touch with Anthony the most
still, but theater to me has always been a sort of spiritual thing for me. I used to dance, and I did dabble in some acting, but it was always so fun to get up on stage and dance or play part. I wasn’t in any of the big productions, but I did take part in small roles for friends who were in Directing Class. I also took a theater arts class, and a dance class at RMU. I turned to the theater for my release from all my stressful classes and I don’t regret for a minute.
When I walked into the theater, I sat inside the auditorium for a bit.
This is like my version of church. I just wanted to sit there for a minute, catch my breath and mediate. I reflected on RMU; my time, my memories there, my classes, friends, and professors. The connections I made there. How happy I am that I chose RMU as my school. I also thought about my occupations and how far I have come in my job life, and what has brought me to this chance to interview for my school. It kind of amazes me, a little.
When I left the auditorium, I went to the bathroom and changed my shoes, and I remember when I used to rush to the bathroom after dance, and change out of my dance clothes and race to myths class, always a few minutes late. Thankfully Dr. Karshner was cool.
After changing my shoes, I left the theater building and went to the business building rang the doorbell to their office door. Dr Robbins, opened the door, and greeted me. We shook hands and he led me into a conference room, where Bethany and Yasmin were waiting for me. The office was no bigger than a living room. It was small and quaint. I shook hands with Bethany and Yasmin, and then took a seat next to Bethany, and the interview got underway.
During the interview, they asked me the typical behavioral questions, tell me when this happened, or a time when that happened, etc. I felt like I did a good job of answering their questions. It was very relaxed, but formal environment, I related most of my answers to my experiences with Pitt. It was the most relevant experience to working within a University type setting. I believe they were happy with me and liked me. They said they would get in touch with me next week, Wednesday or so.
After my interview, I went to see John Locke, but he wasn’t in his office. The receptionist said he was setting up for graduation, so on my way out of his office, I ran into Scott my old boss at the Phonathon. He gave me a hug and almost didn’t recognize me.
After talking to Scott, I went to Sewall Center, and I messaged John Locke on Facebook messager. He told me he was in the arena and to come say hi! It has been years since I seen him. When I walked into the arena, they were setting up for graduation. I can’t remember my graduation and it was only in May of 2013, but I still don’t really remember it. when I saw John, I gave him a hug. He and I chatted about my interview, and he told me he would drop Yasmin a line in an email for me. I was happy that he was going to help me. I did ask if he needs any help with graduation on Saturday? He said he thinks he is good. I wanted to volunteer any help, so I could be seen on campus and it would be fun to help!
When I left campus, I went back to our house in Moon. I typed up some thank you notes to the people I interviewed with, changed my clothes while I was on the phone with my mother-in-law then it was out the door, and back to Crafton to take care of the dogs for one more night.
When I got off the parkway in Greentree, I drove past Fastest Labs, and called Chris. He said he was getting ready to hop on a conference call, and he would call me back. I figured it would be nice to follow up with him and see what happened today, while I was not in the office.
When I got home, the dogs were crazed to see me and they tore up some paper coasters, and there was poop in the dining room. I know it was a long time to be left alone so I excused their behavior. My parents would do the same. Chris eventually called me back. He asked about my interview, was glad it went well. He told me about his awkwardly busy day, then that was it. I was nervous to show up there tomorrow.