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Monday, July 25, 2011

Update on my life: I GOT IN!!!!

*Just wanted to start off by saying I HAVE NOT FORGOT ABOUT MY BLOG!! I am so sorry I have been too busy to blog, but I have DEF not forgot about it & I have missed everyone! :)

Ok, on to the update! So I'm going to tell you guys the whole story, so it may be a little lengthy. I attend a technical college, and last year (Aug, '10) after I finished all of my core classes, I applied for the program Vascular Technology (which is ultrasound of the veins). You pretty much have to have a 4.0 to get in, and there was 8 of us going for 1 spot (that's another long story haha). Needless to say my 3.5 GPA wasn't good enough. 

I started looking over my options because I'm not getting any younger, and I really needed to get into a program. There was program at the same school as mine, just on a campus an hour away, called Invasive Cardiovascular Technology. It accepted 11 students every fall (as most programs do), so I applied for it in September '10 (the next acceptance date was Aug '11, so I was getting a "head start.") The program required 2 classes that I had not yet taken, and I was also told to re-take all of the B's I had, so that way I was guaranteed a spot. ...So I did ALL that. My final GPA for the CVT program was around a 3.7. 

SO, last week on July 15th, I received a letter in the mail. I thought it was my ACCEPTANCE letter, but when I opened it, I was definitely wrong. The letter read (and this is word for word):
" Dear Brooke: Our records indicate that you have declared Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) degree as your major. In light of the economic conditions facing the Technical College System of Georgia, Colleges have been reviewing program viability. As part of this process, GNTC is closing the CVT program. We will not admit anymore students into this program. We would like to offer your guidance in another career path at the college..." the letter went on to give names and phone numbers of people who "may could help me."
1ST OF ALL, NO APOLOGY?! I have been working towards this program for another year, and I get no apology?! I called both the numbers listed on the letter, there was pretty much NOTHING they could do for me. Needless to say, I was balling my eyes out, making 1000 phone calls. I was suppose to be at work 1-10 that day. I called my boss and told her my situation, & told her I needed to go apply for other schools ASAP because I had technically already missed the fall deadlines. She told me I could come in later, so off I went to apply to a community college in my town. I was prepared to pretty much start ALL OVER, which was really devastating to me. 

2 days later I receive a phone call for the Dean of my school. He said he had some good news, but only for me. He said the looked over all 13 of the applicants to the CVT program, and I was most qualified. He then went on to tell me, that they made 1 spot in the Vascular program and I GOT IT!!!!!!! The ONLY down side to it, is since they added me in so late, that the only place for me to do my clinicals was 3 hours away from my house in another state! Of course I said YES no matter what, I would do ANYTHING to be in, but I am VERY WORRIED about what I am going to do, come second semester (January '12) and I have to start driving to another state 3-4 days a week. 

Now, the dean did tell me that they NEVER end with as many people as they start with. He said the program is VERY hard. A lot of people drop out, they can't handle it, they get pregnant, etc. If this happens, I may can get a closer clinical site. Of course that made me nervous. I hope its not to hard for me. He said it is a lot of physics :\. He also said he recommend that I NOT have a job. As some of you may know, I have 2 jobs and I work almost everyday. I have already talked to my boss at my main job about it, and she said depending on my availability, I may have to step down (I am a manager). That's the last thing I need, a pay cut.

So with all that said, that's why I haven't been blogging much lately. Between working 8 days straight, applying for other schools, talking to my school, etc, I feel like a rag doll! I hope you all understand! This is the best news EVER! In 21 months I will have a degree and be making REAL MONEY! (Not that I am not making real money now, but I am a retail manager & a nanny...ya know?) I know I am going to be STRESSED out to the MAX pretty much the whole time. I already have tons of anxiety (that I may go to a doctor about, because with all this added stress, I hope I can handle mom has a lot of anxiety too), so I hope I can make it through! SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 22, 2011!!

I hope this wasn't TOO long (...YA RIGHT!) :) If you read it all the way through give yourself a pat on the back! HEHE! :)  See yall later!
p.s. Sorry for the weird, white background. Don't know how to remove it?! 


    I believe that you can do anything, so keep your chin up, and work your a$$ off =P
    Just remember that you have "us" any time that you want to talk!
    Love you!

  2. that is so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats!!!! that is so cool, you will do well, and you so deserve it! awesome story :)

  3. Thanks so much for all your sweet words!