wow it's been a year. almost exactly this time last year, i called my dad and had a huge breakdown. i was feeling like a failure, scared about the future. i hadn't started my app essay or collected letters of recs, and i had given up taking the DAT the summer before. i didn't think my GPA was dental school material. some other personal stuff was going on and i was just trying to hold it together. "you can do it," dad said, "take it step by step, and don't worry about things that are out of your control." i grumbled, "i'll try..." so i trudged through the cycle like a turtle, applying late in august, getting my app postponed 2 months b/c i stupidly forgot 2 transcripts, and attending 8 interviews thru march delirious and sick. i never would've thought a school would say yes, much less 5 schools!
i think back to last year when i was mopey and angry inside all the time. i didn't want to apply because i didn't want to fail, but now i am glad my parents gave me that push, or i would've never had that chance to fail/succeed in the first place. thanks for being my cheerleaders, for believing in me when i didn't believe in myself, and for giving me more love than i deserve @timbuk2tu
oh, also, i choose UOP! it was a tough decision but i think this is where my heart is. 3 more years with @deborahjanfaza