Thursday, February 19, 2009

Soo...

My day started off pretty well. I came in to a voicemail from the ticket office at the LA Sparks, saying they could give some tickets for prizes at the LA Golf Show. I thought that was pretty cool, seeing as they are major sports team, even if it is just the WNBA. Then, I started calling Northern California golf courses to see if they would send out emails to promote the shows. I wasn't too excited to do this, because the Portland and SoCal people weren't very receptive, but all of the Bay Area folks were really friendly and agreeable. It just proves what I already knew: Northern California really is better than Southern California.

Anyhow, I was really getting into the swing of calling when I noticed I had a voicemail. It was from one of the guys I called yesterday to see about emailing members chewing me out for not doing better research. Turns out, he's the show's major sponsor and I didn't realize it. All I had was a list of golf course names, for crying out loud, but he was right: I should have checked the website first to see which of the courses on my list were sponsors or pariticpants. Still, he could have left a more gracious response. That threw me off of my game, so to clear my head, I decided to take a break and check my email, where I learned that...


I GOT INTO GRAD SCHOOL!

... which made me lose my concentration even more. I was a total waste of space after that. I emailed David, my parents, the people who wrote recommendations. I looked up financial aid infrmation and browsed the net for a UW sweatshirt. I called golf courses in between IMing Jessica.

I'm pretty excited. I really didn't think I would get in, especially with the economy supposedly pushing up the application rates, so I am more surprised than anything. I've wanted to attend UW for ages, and I finally feel like I am going somewhere with my life instead of treading water. Plus, if I do both this and the Graphic Design program at Seattle Central simultaneously I will be able to postpone finding a job until I have skills to get a good one, and I think the combination of the two programs will teach me what I need to find my ideal professional fit when I get out. Don't get me wrong, I love being self-sufficient and earning money, but I hate menial soul-sucking jobs, which is all I am currenly qualified for. The only downside to this plan is that both programs emphasize working in the field to apply what you learn in class, and by not working I would miss out on this vital connection. I'm going to talk to an advisor at UW about this. First I had better wait until I hear back from Seattle Central; it maybe a an open-enrollment school as a whole, but there are no gurantees I will be accepted to this specific program.

But for now I want to just be happy that I got in! Yay! David and I opened up the bottle of champagne Chris left at our place after New Years to celebrate, and we're going to fill out our FAFSA applications this weekend. It's a bummer that David won't hear back for certain until June; his essay was great, his GPA is excellent and I know he'll get in (knock on wood) but it sucks to wait.

4 comments:

rene said...

Yeah!!!! I am so excited for you! You guys need to come to the island now so we can celebrate! Love to you both. Rene

Helen said...

Thanks Rene! David is going to the island next weekend since I'm going to be down in Long Beach with my internship, but I'd like to see you guys soon!

Helen

Mollye said...

Congrats!
Have a good trip.
I wonder when David will tell us he is coming.

David said...

it's better when it's a surprise!