Thursday, March 26, 2009

moving on to plan b

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.

13 comments:

Mel said...

That's too bad, Ashley! You worked so hard and it just seems unfair. But I'm sure it will all work out really well, like you said.

Wendy D said...

Ashley that is too bad. You have really worked hard , it must have been hard to hear. Good luck with plan B!

Aleisa said...

I am so sorry Ashley. Good job at having such a great attitude about everything. Like you said...everything happens for a reason and it will all work out!

Stacey said...

This is in lieu of a hug from me. I absolutely know that you are being watched out for and that your life will go in all kinds of wonderful directions.

Krystell said...

I am so sorry!! But it's true, you know that you did your BEST and that everything turns out for a reason!! Good luck with the other program, and enjoy your Masters....also, I am still trying to plan coming to visit ya! I am so EXCITED!?! It all depends if I get accepted to Rad. Tech...school,YUCK!

Ashlee said...

Darn it. I know how much you wanted it. Luckily you have the right attitude about it. Things will work out and one day you'll look back and understand why. That really does stink though. I know how hard you've been working. We should go get some ice cream, ice cream always helps! Let me know if you want to...

*C said...

I'm so sorry Ashley. You worked so hard on it. I really thought you'd be in for sure. Good luck with plan b. It's awesome that you have such a good attitude about it all. Remember everything happens for a reason.

...ps: you are such an inspiration to me! You are one talented, bright and amazing girl!! Don't forget that!

...pps: thanks for all your nice comments on my photo blog too. :)

Michaelynn said...

Sorry to hear that. Isn't it so frustrating when the plans we have for our lives don't work out the way WE plan them? There really are always reasons things work out the way they do. Hang in there.

Andrea N said...

Ashley, I'm sorry to hear about that! I really hope things go better with Plan B! You should take Ashlee up on the ice cream, it could help. C:

Ashley said...

Thanks everyone, for your nice comments and support. I am feeling good about it and I'm feeling lucky to have friends like you.

TamBaum said...

So does that mean you are going to girls camp?

lilly and dilly said...

love u ab. i am sorry u didnt get in, but everything happens for a reason.. and u know what my thinking is. :)

jack!e said...

I almost cried when I read that because I know how hard you have been working for it...but then I realized that God has a plan for you and graduate school obviously wasn't part of it right now. =) I know you will excell at whatever program you end up doing. You are amazing! <3