The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Two days ago, I got an e-mail telling me my decision was available online.
Forty-five slow-motion seconds later, I was congratulated that I’d been accepted into Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education to study for a Master of Education in Education Policy and Management.
Three miles later, I’d set a new personal best for the mile and my head was still swimming.
I called my mom and told her the news while my sister Rachel who’s in town for her spring break was standing in front of me.
They yelled in unison. Rachel hugged me.
In the past 48 hours, I’ve completed my taxes, my first FAFSA (I worked through undergrad), and sent my financial aid application.
Today, I told our advisory the news and stressed that nothing was sure.
I want this – intensely.
Money will decide.
Still, for now, I got in to Harvard.