i just caught myself browsing on Midwestern University’s website.. and it just hit me. i haven’t just gotten into college, i’ve gotten into pharmacy school. as a senior in high school. all the hard work, the stress, the hours of studying, the lacking hours of sleep…it led me somewhere! it just now gave me this overwhelming feeling of blessings. i cannot even begin to explain. but i’ll take a whack at it.
this year, i knew i had to give everything up to God. and if i were to do this on my own strength, i’d fall over and over again. so i did. i left my ACT score as is and i just applied to where i felt like i was being called to apply. i’m going to Lewis and i applied there completely out of the blue. after one my friends got in, actually. they had the same pharmacy program as Loyola, so i said “what the heck…why not.” and i got in.
a few months later, i submitted the dual acceptance program app for Midwestern through both Loyola and Lewis. i was hardcore tweaking out of my own weaknesses. through God’s mercy, i was extended an interview/mandatory campus visit. i HARDCORE tweaked during the interview. i was soooo nervous. but i prayed and prayed. this was march 19th. decisions would be out in approximately 2 weeks.
2 weeksish later, on april 5th, i got a letter in the mail. nothing fancy. just a plain sized envelope, plain sized paper. i was pretty down in the dumps because i knew nothing good came from small school envelopes. so i opened it up like it was whatever. but i got an acceptance letter! and then a letter of intent that i need to sign and mail back. i was ecstatic!!! i don’t think i’ve ever been so happy in my life!
so the moral of this story is… good news can come from tiny envelopes. haha.
but really.. it’s starting to hit me that i’m off to college soon. and not just college…but i’ve been given the grand opportunity of pharmacy school. there were times in past year where i doubted my abilities. i just thought to myself “what makes me better than those actually applying to MWU…why should they pick a high school senior over a qualified graduate with a fancy science degree.” or “what makes me good enough??” stuff like that. but through constant prayer and patience, God worked through. He showed me that this was all in His plan and that this is what He wants for me. and that’s an incredible feeling.
but right now, i just feel so warm and fuzzy. like if blessings were little butterflies in my tummy…haha. but i do feel extremely blessed. thanks to the Big Guy upstairs. and all of my friends for praying for me…and just being friends when i needed them most. thanks for dealing with my stress and stubborn days, for being happy with me, and for all the reassurance. you guys are the reason why i’m who i am today and i wouldn’t change my experience with you guys if i had the choice.
so yeah.. that’s all. first long blog post in a longgggg time.
peace. love. happiness.
oops, i didn’t see this message until now… so i’m assuming you’re referencing my prom dress? if so, thanks!!! :D
nope! i’m going to Lewis! :)
I secretly love how many DAPers there are from ccuc. “So many” being like three over the past few years.. Haha #pharmlyfe
3 more days of my high school career.. dang, it went by fast.
before spring break, Tyler commented on how it was important for us to live in the moment and not just count down until an event like spring break. because when we look forward to something, we block out the present. all of our focus is on what is to come and we lose sight of the awesome things that are happening now.
3 days is a long time, 3 days is a short amount of time.
the number 3 is just a good number. pumped for this journey.