Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Win some, lose some.  Win one, lose one (so far).

I applied to five schools.  I've heard from two so far.  As you might remember, I was accepted to Chatham University in Pittsburgh.  Today I heard from Vermont College of Fine Arts.


I heard a big no.  And it had to come with a letter that said my writing was "not at the level" they were looking for.  Zing.

It's okay.  It was a long shot school.  It's the top-ranked school of its kind.

I just wish (a little) that the letter didn't come today.  Today was not an easy day at work, nor was it a comfortable day.  It was ten shades of awkward with a giant side of pit-sweats.

Why today?  I'm trying not to read deeply into it.

Excuse me while I go drown my sorrows in a beef roast.



  1. I believe in the old saying "When it rains, it pours." I'm sorry you had a bad day. I hope tomorrow is better. And I hope that you get some good news soon :)

  2. Maybe they meant that your writing was TOO good.