I think that it's pretty obvious to everyone around me that I don't like to talk about something when it's going well. I have this fear that once I talk about it or once I "brag" about it then it's taken away. After I tell people that Chris and I are doing wonderfully, we get into a petty argument. Once I tell people my school and I are doing well, my school calls to tell me that they are not happy with me. When I say that my health is doing better, I get my appendix taken out. You get the point. It's probably completely irrational, but it's just a part of my style now. My mom and I have long ago decided not to talk about future pregnancies or the future death of any family member or friend (or anything "unlucky", really) because she and I are on the same wavelength with this no-talky thing. You just don't put that kind of message into the universe and that's that.
So believe me when I say that I'm very hush-hush right now about what's going on in my life, but I think it's okay to talk about the fact that I've..
...been interviewing with graduate schools for a PhD program in clinical psychology.
And I've been accepted.
Total number of applicants: 100+
Total number of invited interviews: 40
Total number of acceptances: 10
This was harder to get than my Fulbright. And I got it!! (Hey, Universe! I'm not bragging- I'm stunned and thankful.)
There are still many factors that go into making a decision, and I may not accept this offer, but I'm going to take a moment to stop and share with you the simple fact that I've gone this far. And that's a really good feeling.