Sunday, April 15, 2012
FRIDAY THE 13th destined for success?
FRIDAY THE 13th destined for success?
Today, what seemed to be like the worse day ever, turned out to be the happiest day of my LIFEEE!!!! All day I was very upset because I started completely doubting my self, thinking “there’s no way I am getting into the YES program!” When 9th period came around I was so ready for the day to be OVER, when suddenly, I got a text from Julianne (other applicant for Yes abroad). She said she got into
and that everyone was finding out right then! Of course I was happy for her,
but at the same time it left me in quite a PANICK!
Being “old school” with my “nice” ten dollar phone I had no way of getting onto my email from gym class! I immediately started waving my hand from my spot on the gym floor; it probably looked like I thought I was on fire when trying to get the gym teachers attention! I told him it was a huge EMERGENCY and I had to go make a phone call.
My sister picked up and I told her to check my email and call me back with the results. Those thirty seconds when she had me on hold were probably the most nerve wrecking, heart pounding, longest thirty seconds I have ever had to endure in my life. “YOU’RE GOING TO
I immediately burst into tears of joy!! I ran up the stairs into gym,
completely interrupting the teacher (I felt bad but it was worth it) and jumped
onto my friend! “I’M GOING TO INDIA!
I’M GOING TO INDIA!”
I was crying so hard; it was probably very hard to understand what I was saying!
A crowd started to form around me to give me a hug and congratulate me. I was
literally numb! I tried to sit through the rest of gym but I COULD NOT sit
still, nor pay attention to the rules of badminton (I hate badminton). SO
finally I begged the gym teacher to let me leave so that I could tell the whole
world my crazy news!!!! First was Mr.Gavalas, my freshman year global teacher,
and he gave me a huge hug J Than I headed straight for Mr.Gillens room but was
stopped by a few teachers who saw me crying and asked what was wrong. I had to
respond that I WAS GOING TO INDIA
ALL NEXT YEAR (I could not stop saying it). Gillen was teaching a class with all my
friends in it. I sneakily walked in while they were doing independent work and
all my friends came over so…. I once again couldn’t contain my self, “ I AM
GOING TO INDIA!!!!” Everyone jumped and screamed and gave me lots of hugs!
Gillen made the whole class clap for me! I was so embarrassed but happy! I started
to run out of the room because I had not called my mom yet! Right before I got
out the door one of my friends, Jessie, who I have been best friends with since
I was two years old screamed, “WAITTTT, I’m going to miss you!” All of my
friends in that class froze. I looked at each person and could vividly see
every amazing moment I had with each of them and got a tad chocked up. I ran
out because today was my happy day and I didn’t want to think of the sad parts ONLY
happy stuff J I ran to the head of social studies, Mrs.
Gordon, who wrote my letter of recommendation and she could not help but give
me a huge hug and let out a scream her self. Even people I barley new I would
just randomly have to say to them, “Hey, IM GOING TO INDIA….DUCES!!!
I called everyone I knew, posted it on Facebook, and let everyone know! On Facebook, I was thrilled to find that I would be going to
along with Mila and Scout who are SO nice!!!
When my mommy got home we went out for some vegan ice cream as a present
and talked about how we are going to convince my dad to let me go…….that’s a
whole other story! But I am going to bed Happy and excited and will hopefully
get some sleep despite all that’s on my mind! AHH INDIA?!?!?!
Posted by Ryley Conway at 12:08 PM