Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beach, Beach, Beach!!!

Ok, so I have some news. I'm trying really hard not to get overly excited and start daydreaming about various scenarios like I always do.... butttttttt... I got an optometry school interview!! WHOOO HOOOO!!! Ok, that was me being excited, which I just said I was not going to do... but I can't help it. It is at a school in Florida between Miami & Ft. Lauderdale. Here's the story:

So, I'm at work checking my mail when I get an email with the subject line: NSU Interview Invite. As soon as I saw it, my heart immediately started beating so hard, I thought it was going to literally explode. When I get excited or nervous or scared or basically any adrenaline-type emotion, I start shaking... hardcore. So, here I was trying to control my hand long enough to click on the email.... and then there it was.... my first school interview invite. I'm fairly certain I hugged everyone within a 2 mile radius. Ok, so I know that this seems stupid to be so excited about... I mean I'm not even in yet. BUT, you have to know how little I expected this to happen so soon. I mean my application is nothing to write home about... average grades, average OAT score, average everything. I'm just your run-of-the-mill average person. Therefore, I did not expect to be bomboarded with "we want you!" emails. Nevertheless, here it was....

When I finally got ahold of myself long enough to actually read the email, I found out that I had to go within the next three weeks. HOLY CRAP! My mind immediately started reeling with how I was going to find a cheap flight, hotel, transportation, etc. By the grace of God, within two days, I had found a "cheap" flight out of Memphis and a hotel right next to the school that even had shuttle service to and from the university! Therefore, on October 12th, I will be leaving Memphis and heading down to the Sunshine State for a couple of days. I'm waiting for the nerves to hit because I'm sure they will.... probably right about as I'm having "breakfast with the dean" which is first on the schedule.... Here's a little photo of where I'm heading... Oh, palm trees on campus... bliss.

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