I finally heard back about the graduate program I was hoping to get into. I didn't get accepted. It was kind of difficult to take because I worked so hard to get in and I feel that I am very qualified. I did know that the program is extremely competitive and that my chances for acceptance were not high but I had to at least try. I believe that many things in life happen for a reason and that whatever happens with school will work out for the best. I have felt peace about that, which gets me through this sad time.
So, moving on to plan b. At least there is a plan b, right? There is another excellent program that I will apply to. It's longer and more expensive but at least it's an option. (Also extremely competitive, by the way, but again, I have to at least try.) On the bright side, now there is a chance that Julie, Jessica and I can get our MSW degrees together. I love those girls. There's always a silver lining.