So I got my response from Sarah Lawrence the other day – I have been wait listed by Sarah Lawrence for their MFA Writing program. It isn’t a rejection. In fact, it was a very impressive letter that said that they liked me but because of the size of the class, they didn’t have room for me.
I admit, I freaked out a little bit. I was disappointed – until everyone I knew pointed out that being wait-listed is quite a big deal too, since it means they like me. I spoke to my creative writings professor, who has served as my advisor on these matters, and she was extremely happy about it. She said that it’s amazing considering how many people are applying for things this year that I even got wait-listed. So I guess… it’s a big deal!
Life goes on, though. Once I knew for sure which way it was going, I felt a hell of a lot better. I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Now I can go on and relax. And even if I don’t get in for the Fall semester, I will reapply for next year. In the meantime, would it be so bad to work and have some time off at the same time? No. I think it would be amazing. I would have days off during the week to just write or spend time with friends and take photographs… I could use some time to take a break and develop my writing anyway.
So there’s an up side and a downside to everything.
Meanwhile, on a more personal level – my health has taken a turn for the worse in the last few months due to the stress and problems with chronic migraines. Due to the new medication my doctor has given me, I’m finally starting to get functional again. (Yay!) It means I’ve missed a good deal of work, but now I’m on the way towards being on track again. Which is a big YAY.