Exciting News*


Well… I have some bad news…

It looks like all of you won’t be hearing about my experiences at River City U next year.

…BECAUSE I WAS FINALLY ACCEPTED AT HIPPIE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!! *insert insanely happy dance involving bananas here*

Okay. Here’s the story: you all know that I have been fighting with the teacher’s college for some time trying to find out why I was not initially accepted and to try and get a spot there. Every where I went I hit a brick wall and could get no answers. About two weeks ago we exhausted our last option and were told that I would not be accepted and should proceed with my acceptance to River City U. So I did. I started making arrangements to find a place to live, completed my course selection, and made the necessary doctor’s appointments.

With my “no” answer that I received I was told to continue emailing my contact in the registrar’s office every couple of weeks to check on the status of my application as there was still a slim possibility that I could be accepted later in the summer. I honestly didn’t believe that I had a chance after all the hoops I had already jumped through, but I decided to fire off an email last Friday to see what I could find out.

I checked my email about every 3 hours every day since. Nothing. I took that as another no.

This morning was my convocation ceremony (to which I will devote an entire post a little later) and the man from the registrar’s office was there helping all the graduates set up. I knew he had seen me while he was running around setting up, but he didn’t say anything so I took that as a “no”.

As we were lining up to proceed to the podium to graduate he walked down my line, saw me, and called me over to where he was standing.

Registrar Man: “Shop Girl! Can I speak with you?”

I took the solemn expression on his face to mean that he was about to give me another “no”.

Registrar Man: “I’m so sorry that I haven’t been able to respond to your email… it’s been really hectic with the graduation this week.”

I thought: excuses, excuses…

Me: “Oh, I understand. It must be crazy in the office.”

Registrar Man: “It really is… but I wanted to find you and I’m delighted to inform you that you will be offered admission to the Consecutive Education program in the Intermediate/Senior division. Congratulations!”

Me: “Are you kidding me? Is this a joke?”

Registrar Man: starts laughing “No, this is absolutely not a joke. You’re in!”

Me: “In I/S? Full-time? 100%????”

Registrar Man: “In the program you wanted. It’s 100% sure! You’ll receive your registration package in the mail this week to make it official.”

Me: SCREAMS and starts jumping “ARE YOU SERIOUS???”

Registrar Man: “I am serious!!!”

Me: dancing in the convocation line up while the other graduates start laughing at me “THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! I could HUG you!!!!”

Registrar Man: “..uh, thanks. Congratulations again! Would you like to call the Hubster??” *pulls out his blackberry* “You can use my phone!”

I thanked him again, but pulled out my own and called the Hubster and my parents. My mom started screaming and jumping for joy. haha! At this point I started telling every person I saw and ran to tell François.

The Hubster and I don’t have to be separated next year… there are no words to express my relief, gratitude and happiness. :) Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers… I GOT IN!!!!! :)

Much love,
Shop Girl*

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