Mar 14, 2009, 1:29 PM
Post #689 of 793
Re: [insertbrackets] OSU 4 Me!!!
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After receiving a few more rejections this week (Brown, Indiana, Washington), it became clear that the program that has always been my first choice was my first acceptance, and that my experience with the faculty, students and staff of that program had only further ingratiated them in my mind as the place I belonged, as the program I wanted to be at. Therefore, I have decided to accept my offer at Ohio State University for the MFA in poetry. ...
At the risk of provoking more steam out of you, I should say that more often than not, nature will take care of itself. I've had many setbacks in my life without which I could never have arrived at the place I'm in now. No, not a cardboard box off 19th & Main Ave (near the liquor store) living within inches from a grocery cart. Heavens, no.
Let's take my high school prom, as an example. I had three potential dates. "Potential" is the operative word here. I asked my first choice pom-pom girl Candace Adderley and she turned me down with a "What? No, that won't work." Depressed, I turned to sweet-as-nectar Vickie Netherby and she said she already had a date but that I was "so sweet for asking." Finally, desperate, I asked plain jane Maggie Gustafson who said, "Thank you, I'd love to go." Well, we had a great time and Maggie and I eventually became very good friends. The following year, she blossomed into this babe and we became closer than ever. By the time of graduation, I couldn't believe she was my third choice a year ago because life was so great with her. In fact, I couldn't even remember why I ever asked Candace and Vickie in the first place.