just a postcard from my collection, for your viewing pleasure.
i never ever had a desire to go to byu.
i had my heart set on BU or UW, or something like that.
so it surprised me that when i was applying to colleges, i felt like i only needed to apply to the u, byu, and usu.
these places are not what i pictured for myself.
i wanted a big city. big opportunities. new people and fantastic adventures.
but that's a little unrealistic. let's face it.
'specially since byu is, hm, 35,000 dollars less than UW?
every time i'd read my scriptures looking for an answer about which college to go to, i'd always find something about learning with knowledge and faith.
and so i began to think that byu was the place for me.
an education based on faith really is attractive to me, anyway.
so i kind of just planned on going there. when i'd imagine college, that's where i'd be.
and even though byu is a hard school to get into, i was never really worried because if i got in, it's where i'm supposed to be, and if i didn't, then the u was where i was supposed to be.
so on wednesday night as all the 11, 000 freshman applicants stormed the byu site to find out their admissions decision, i was right along with them.
at 10:45 the site let me in.
and i saw those words.
and then i laughed.
it was disturbingly similar to the laugh of a mad scientist.
and then my phone's inbox started to fill with messages from other adolescents who had been admitted, young women's leaders, and relatives.
and i have to tell you. i have never felt more at peace about a decision.
although i won't be near a few of my very important friends. (when it hit me that i wouldn't be with them anymore, i was driving to school. i cried. i don't cry.)
i don't know. it just feels weird to have a plan.
but i'm excited. to see what i can accomplish. and learn.
and so i know that several of you blog readers go to byu (or college for that matter) and i just want to make a request for some advice.
whatever advice you have.
where to live. what classes to take. things of that sort.
i would appreciate it.
thank you dear lovely stalkers.