Mar 15, 2007, 5:38 PM
Post #135 of 353
Re: [jgarbe] Here we go
At this point I'm pretty fatalistic, so I went ahead and just called Brown. The secretary was really nice this time, actually. She said that they'd started calling (which is obvious by now, but I hadn't read the recent messages) and the calls would continue until Monday. In her words: "so if you haven't been called by Monday...then you'll know."
Good luck everyone...
Your post gives me a little hope. But I just went through an hour of despair. I am at the office -- I teach -- and had to shut my door. I just can't think about staying in this job one more year, and I could only afford to apply to one school and I have to stay in the RI area, and so I applied to Brown for fiction and poetry and then I saw on the blogs that all these people were called and people got waitlisted emails and the only call I got was from a "friend" who ditched me at a conference last week. So I felt/feel a great deal of despair... I know chances are slim. But somehow I just wanted to start a new life, you konw? And figures, the Ides of March. Why do they start calling on the damn Ides of March? How about some kindness? Ok, so the calls are for accepted people, so that is a good thing, but I really think i am just going ot get two letters of rejection in the mail. :(
Perhaps I will become a famous writer someday and I won't give my thanks to Brown.
Ok, i must not be bitter. I'm just really disappointed. This is my second time applying to go back to grad school (i already have an mfa in a different area but teach comp and can't do it anymore and just want time to work on my work) and second time i've been rejected.
Anyway, i do want to say congrats to those of you who have heard. You are lucky ducks. Congrats, and celebrate.