"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Monday, February 22, 2010


I think I'm having heart palpitations.

After a couple of years of feeling like I was floundering around, I finally realized what it is I want to do in this next period in my life and it gave me a great impetus to actually begin accomplishing things. (not that I wasn't accomplishing things before, I finished a rough draft of a novel and grew in many ways, but I FELT like I wasn't accomplishing anything. Anyhoo)

So I took the GRE and applied to grad school and prepared my application for the teaching assistantship I wanted to pursue. It's been an exciting, nerve-wracking road, but today it bore its first fruit....

I received an e-mail letting me know that I had indeed been accepted into the MA in English program at Seton Hall University for the fall semester and letting me know I was eligible for the teaching assistantship (though I still have to go through the interview process and see if I actually get it).

Man, I am shaking. It's exciting and terrifying and suddenly so ridiculously REAL.

I think I'm gonna go find myself some oxygen.


Joan Crawford said...

YAY! Congratulations :D

ashlie said...

Congratulations, Sonshine! Sounds like 2010 is going to be a big year for you!

Jenn said...

Sonshine, this is sooo cool!

I am sort-of jealous:) I always wanted to do an MA, but I became gainfully employed, and in my field even, before I ever had a chance to apply:)

This is so great! I hope you continue to blog as you earn your MA!

Falen said...

That is soooo awesome! I had plans to be a teacher once, before i got in a fight with my University (they won, of course...) I still sometimes wish i had followed through. Le Sigh.
Excitement for you ahead!

Teebore said...


If I had a time machine, I'd go back and tell 20-year-old Teebore to nut up and major in education as well as English.