I'm putting off my living room reveal today because I have news to report instead. I'm in a bit of a melancholy mood this morning, because I heard back from Akron last night about their SLP graduate program...my #1 choice of schools and the one I interviewed for a few weeks ago.
The verdict? I don't know yet, because I'm on the waiting list.
I'm sorry to any family and friends who are just reading it here, but I really don't want to have to tell a million people face-to-face that I'm not in (yet).
Part of me wants to be positive! It certainly doesn't mean that I'm not accepted! I might get in on the second round.
But the fact that I wasn't one of their first picks stings my pride a little.
And honestly? I don't know what more I could have done! I got straight As last semester, had a 3.7 GPA from my undergrad degree, got a decent score on the GRE, have lots of experience and a great resume, and I really thought the interview went great.
It is ridiculous how difficult it is to get into this program. I feel like I'm trying to get into law school or medical school. Only about 15% of applicants actually get into the program.
This morning I'm feeling slightly ridiculous for even trying this because it was such a risk. I know in my head that God has a plan and this is just a little blip in it. But I can't feel that this morning. Know what I mean?
I know I'm being overly panicky, and I'm really, really not fishing for sympathetic comments or anything like that. I'm just not going to be fake about it this morning, and I'm telling it like it is.
So anyway, where do I go from here? Well, basically I'm in purgatory. I have to wait until April 15th, after all the "accepted applicants" have decided whether they are going to Akron or not, to find out if there's a spot for me.
Also, I applied to Kent State, and I haven't heard back from them. I just thought I had a better chance at Akron since I know a lot of the professors. But who knows.
Once again, I am back in the waiting game. Sometimes I just want to argue with God, and let Him know that I've had enough practice with the whole patience thing in the past two years!
Anyway, I promise a more positive post next time.