Drum Roll Please…

I know it has been a couple of weeks since I have written a post, but I promise I didn’t forget you guys! As I mentioned in my last post, the last few weeks have been riddled with term papers, presentations, and exams. Even though I have been super busy, I’ve been loving just about every minute of it. At the end of each semester I am reminded once again of how stressful being a student is, but I am reminded even more of why I love it. Yes, it’s stressful. But it also allows me to dive into things that I’m interested in and passionate about. I get to spend time reading (mostly) good books and analyzing them, trying to understand something new and exciting. I know I’m a total nerd, but I’m not ashamed to admit it!

Exams are almost done, though, so I thought I should make a post before I dive back into studying. I can’t believe I haven’t written a post in here in the last two and a half weeks, because something kind of happened last week Wednesday that is sort of a big deal. I had been waiting for a certain email to arrive in my inbox all morning. I was working on my homework for class that afternoon, but I kept wanting to go check my email every five minutes. It was almost time for me to leave for class, so I figured I probably wouldn’t get the email until after I got home, almost 6 hours later. I got up from my desk reluctantly to gather up my books and binders for class and ran to my room to grab my car keys. I had about 10 minutes left until I had to leave, so I figured I would check my email one more time. When I sat down at my desk and opened up my inbox, I saw that I had a new message. This was it. After all this time. I held my breath and clicked on the message. As my eyes travelled across the screen, I had to read the first line more than once because I was sure I had read it wrong:

 Dear Erica,

     Congratulations! I am pleased to offer you a place on the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO) for the fall 2013 semester…

To be honest, I was actually expecting to not get accepted. Why? Well, they have a 20 percent acceptance rate, and I know that there are plenty of people out in the world that are a heck of a lot smarter than I am. But now I am a part of that 20 percent. Wow, it’s so strange saying that. This doesn’t feel real, not even almost a week later. My mind is still attempting to process the reality of it all. I can’t begin to describe how I am feeling right now. Blessed, I suppose, is a good place to start. Ecstatic. Terrified. Determined. So many emotions! This semester is going to (hopefully) be a life-changing experience. I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s going to be like. All I know is that my life is about to change. Change can be pretty scary, but I’m ready to take the leap and show the world that I am ready to fight for my place among the 20 percent.

Well, it’s time for me to get back to studying! I have two more exams tomorrow, a grammar qualifying test Thursday, then the beginning of Summer break! Soon my hectic schedule should be back to normal and I will be able to start posting on here more regularly. Until then, have a wonderful rest of your week!

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