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ThUrSdAy NoV. 6, 2o08
Earlier in the day, I spent all sorts of time talking to my cOuNsElOr up at UtAh StATe; trying to figure out cLaSsEs, ScHoLaRsHiPs, the PhOtO pRoGrAm, all that fun stuff. But nothing seemed to be working out. If I went up there, that meant aDjUsTiNg to a whole nEw ArT hIsTorY tEaChEr (definitely not something I wanted to do again). The only way I could get a TrAnSfEr ScHoLaRsHiP was if I made the TrAnSfEr in the FaLl (last time I checked, JaNuArY wasn't in the FaLl.. just a hunch..haha). Anf the PhOtO pRoGrAm.. yeah it most definitely sounded more like an ArT hIsToRy MaJoR.. not PhOtO. It had like sIx ArT hIsToRy ClAsSeS and tHrEe PhOtO cLaSsEs! UvU was the opposite; I'm definitely more of a HaNdS oN learner!
So the decision sounds pretty oBvIoUs right? WrOnG! I still really wanted to go to UtAh StAtE! On top of all the things I already listed, I had no idea where I was going to live, and I would have had to take out a $4,500 lOaN (bAd iDeA)! But I was ready to do it! That is how badly I wanted to go there! I wanted to go where some of my other friends were; and I wanted it BaD!!!
Back to ThUrSdAy.. so after a few phone calls with my cOuNsElOr, and some long talks with my MoM; I was not feeling good about UtAh StAtE.. but I didn't know how I was going to tell my friends! Deep down, I knew I couldn't go there, but I couldn't bring myself to believe it. I cOuLd StIlL mAkE iT wOrK, rIGhT?!
By the time I had to go to work, I knew exactly what I had to do. I needed to stay here; and for the most part, I was OkAy with that. I just had one sMaLl pRoBlEm still.. I didn't know how I was going to break the news to my friends. My head was mEsS my whole sHiFt. I knew that as soon as I got off work, I had to call one of my friends to tell him what I'd decided; and as much as I didn't want to break the news, I gave in and dId It. And he said eXaCtLy what I needed to hear!
The next morning, I told a lot of my other friends, and they all were very supportive. I absolutely LoVe them all! It's amazing to me how things just seem to fall into place. Just when you think you have hit the end of your trail with no where else to go, another one that is even better seems to be laid out right in front of you. I couldn't have asked for things to go any better :)