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…and it could be you

March 1, 2010

If you think it, want it, dream it, then it’s real. You are what you feel.

I’m not above quoting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, especially when it’s so applicable. (Tangent: I would do questionable things in order to play the role of Narrator in that show.) You see, I’ve been thinking about going back to school ever since I graduated. I’ve been wanting to get into a specific graduate school for the last few months. I’ve been dreaming about being a student again.

And now it’s real.

I checked my application’s status online on Friday afternoon, mostly because I like tormenting myself. And there it was like a beacon of hope: the “Accept Admission Offer” button. So I clicked said button and that was it. I don’t think it even thanked me. Talk about anticlimactic.

But I was offered admission into a Masters program and I accepted admission into a Masters program. I’ll start in August. I’m sure I’ll hear more soon. I’m just excited to be a student again, to have Big Goals again, to feel structured again. I’ve been craving academia like a crackwhore without a fix. (That’s poetic.)

Thanks for your good vibes and well wishes, Internetz. What would I do without you?

29 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2010 4:12 pm

    I’d fight you for that role. But luckily, I’m a lover not a fighter… so I’d probably just give you the stink eye until you caved.

    Congratulations on getting into grad school!! =D

  2. March 1, 2010 4:12 pm

    YAY! Congrats!!!

  3. March 1, 2010 4:16 pm

    Wooo! I’m so excited for you! Now if I ever start to miss the student life I’ll just look to you to either live vicariously through you or remember why I’m done with school for the moment!


  4. March 1, 2010 4:35 pm

    Congratulations! I decided to go back to school a year ago and have enjoyed learning again…it’s sort of sad to realize how much I avoided learning my first time through.

  5. March 1, 2010 4:36 pm

    Ahhh!! Congratulations! So awesome, and so excited for you!!

  6. March 1, 2010 4:46 pm

    yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. March 1, 2010 5:17 pm

    CONGRATS! How exciting! I’m in a Master’s program andapplied to PhD programs for the Fall. I am waiting to hear back from all of them. I know how exciting and scary all it is. Yay for you!! ❤

  8. March 1, 2010 5:24 pm

    Amazing! Way to go, love! 🙂 And that quote at the beginning is perfection.

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  10. March 1, 2010 5:49 pm

    I’m so ridiculously proud of you, Renee. You are one of the most passionate and motivated people when it comes to your career. I’m thrilled for you and this new adventure (AKA: Masters program – eeeee!).

    Also, the fact that you quoted the greatest musical of all time makes me want to hug you for an unreasonably long time. Aaaaany dreeeeeam will doooooo!

  11. March 1, 2010 5:58 pm

    Congrats–I’m so excited for you!! I am hoping to do the same thing in a couple years!

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  13. March 1, 2010 6:42 pm

    aw congrats renee that is so exciting!!

  14. March 1, 2010 7:06 pm

    Congrats!!! That’s awesome! What are you studying?

  15. March 1, 2010 7:45 pm

    That’s fantastic!!

  16. March 1, 2010 8:55 pm

    Congrats!!! That’s so exciting!

    And now I want to go and listen to the Joseph soundtrack. I used to know all the songs backwards and forwards! SO GOOD.

  17. March 1, 2010 10:32 pm

    So excited for you! Way to go. Also, I would love to be the Narrator in Joseph. GREAT role.

  18. March 1, 2010 11:02 pm

    Congrats Renee!

  19. March 2, 2010 1:22 am

    Wow, congratulations! I took a brief moment’s break from my studies and was thrilled to read this! I’m currently at the opposite end of that spectrum… I take my comprehensive exams in 18 days and I’m kind of totally completely freaking out right now.

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  21. March 2, 2010 5:16 pm

    Congrats Renee! I’m so excited to hear about the next set of adventures!!!

  22. March 2, 2010 6:41 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! So exciting, dude! Does that school you’ll be attending in August happen to be located in Arizona!? I dream…

  23. March 2, 2010 7:46 pm

    woohooo!!! Congrats!

  24. March 2, 2010 10:47 pm


    Congratulations, lovely!

  25. nicoleantoinette permalink
    March 4, 2010 11:33 am


  26. March 5, 2010 11:20 am

    Yay! SO exciting! I finished my masters last year and I’m so glad I went back even though it sucked doing the work.

  27. March 8, 2010 11:33 pm

    I’m late but HOORAY HOORAY congrats to the max. I am terrified of leaving school because I am definitely an academia crackwhore. We are junkies of learning, basically. HOORAY for you!

  28. Nick permalink
    March 9, 2010 2:28 am

    Renee, I can’t say how honored I was to be there and watch your excitement. I too fantasize about returning to Academia, and I may just try for the ultimate perpetuation of the dream via professorship. Whatever. Back to you. I hope you find new peers and teachers who will elevate your diaogue and expand your dream!

  29. March 28, 2010 11:08 pm

    Congrats– you can’t win if you don’t play!

    Or something like that… it made more sense in my head.

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