Thursday, December 13, 2012


When it rains it pours.

I have been living with the possibility of dual realities for a few weeks.
There is big news, dear friends, that I have been quiet on and unable to confirm until just yesterday.

I have been accepted into an MA program at the
College of Visual and Performing Arts
 George Mason University 
in Fairfax Virginia!
...Beginning in JANUARY!

For those of you at home keeping score-
YES, I have just moved with my husband from Seattle to Houston.
YES, the movers came yesterday and delivered our household goods and today unpacked.
YES, I will be packing a small bag, my shower sandals, my laptop and camera, and moving to Fairfax at the end of December... sans John Darling.
My darling will be staying in Houston and working his ass off while I work my ass off studying!
For those of you that know John and I, this is monumental to our future. We will miss each other but this is an opportunity we cannot turn down.

For the past few months we have been practicing quiet. Stillness. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting for the water to boil, to at least create a bit of steam. Beware, dear friends that throwing many pots on the stove may lead to them all boiling at once!

In October I threw together an application to my dream school with little hope they would ever get back to me. At the most I thought I could always apply to schools for next fall. I only sent out the one application on the off chance something may come of it... and then I let it go.

When we were in Houston house hunting I received an email from my DREAM school informing me that I had a phone interview with a faculty member regarding admissions. This email came the night before signing a lease on the house in Houston. I did not sleep well that night considering the magnitude of both realities. 

Long story short, the interview went AMAZING and I realized that I could have it all. The education I want, the (proud) man of my dreams, and a supportive and loving family that understands. Shit I am tearing up I am so excited! I hope I remember how to maneuver my way through collegiate red tape!

It will be hard, what grad school isn't?
We will miss each other PAINFULLY.
It is time to put my big girl panties on and GET TO WORK.

I know what I am bringing with me to Virginia. Potential. Dedication. Ambition. 
And my espresso machine.


ps. GMU has two (!) Nobel prizes in economics. WHAT?! I am going to be taking finance and business strategy from these people? OKAY!


  1. Go Mama Go!! I'm so excited that you're taking this new (scary) step!! Grad School ain't gonna know what hit it!!

    ps. I always get little goose-bumps when you talk about 'putting on my big girl panties.'


  2. Congratulations, that is big news. I'm so happy for you!