09 February 2008

At Last!

I have been accepted to the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at the University of Missouri.

All that obsessing about not-knowing, all that feeling imobilized by the uncertainty of my future has been replaced with the sincere relief that against all odds, everything is going to be okay. I now realize that while trying desperately to focus all of my obsessive worry on the not-knowing, what I was really worried about was that I might not be accepted anywhere; something it wasn't possible for me to admit to myself until now.

While in one sense the single acceptance changes nothing - we could still go anywhere next year - in another sense it changes everything - we will be going somewhere.

12 comments:

Annika said...

YAY!!!!

Mamma said...

Congratulations!! I'm not at all surprised.

Jan said...

Congrats. I look forward to hand-selling your novel. That's what I do.

Thalia's Child said...

Yay! Woo! Woo and Yay!

And congrats!

She says said...

HUGE CONGRATS!!! That's fantastic! What great news.

cheezewhizandmustard said...

You must be so relieved to be able to start planning and getting ready for next year.
I know I would be!

Cathy said...

Fantastic news!!

pootandcubby said...

That's brilliant news! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations, my friend.

-andi

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

Congratulations! Absolutely great news, I'm so happy for you!

jennifer said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations!!!

I'll have to come visit you...

Also, you must have some Shakespeare's pizza when you move there. Also go to Village Wine and Cheese for a yummy dinner (without the kids.) Trust me.

Congratulations!!!

Stepherz said...

That's so wonderful! I'm just so happy for you, Nell. I'm glad you can feel some peace with this now...

Jennifer said...

Damn you. I wasn't anxious about not knowing but now that you know, it's all I can think about.

Congratulations, dude. I always knew you were spectacular.