News came. And it was what I expected, though that does not mean that it was what I wanted. On the bright side, I know that I’m just in the rapids of life right now. My course in the river is hitting some rocks, making some white water. Eventually, it will all settle down. I just need to keep afloat for the time being.
When I returned from lunch, another girl in my hall was in the hallway and asked me if I had checked my email yet, as she had just gotten her email about SA.
“Is it in?” I asked, feeling my heart rate begin to climb.
“Yeah,” she replied. I asked her if she had gotten the position, and she replied with a no because of her GPA. I felt bad for her; I had kept a spot in my mind dedicated to her getting SA. So, we both ran into my room to check my email. On the computer screen was the email, and I pressed refresh. There, an email sat.
Dear Melissa Stone,
Thank you for…
That was all I needed to know from the three sentence-long email. I hadn’t made it. Another friend walked into the room at that time, and the three of us girls talked a little. I felt myself getting down, but I knew that I’d be okay in a strange kind of way. It was like I realised that, I’ll still be with these people next year, and that’s also a major plus. If I had gotten SA, who knows if I would have even still bee in Mo Hall? I could have been somewhere where I knew no one and hadn’t any friends to rely on. Now, at least I know that I’ll be with friends.
I immediately went to my door after finding out to write a sentence:
“Dear Katie, whaddup room mate next year?”