6.11.2012

My Secret News

I mentioned several months ago that I had secret news, and would tell it once I had more answers...Well, now is the time to reveal my news...

I applied to grad schools in the United Kingdom, and I got my first official acceptance letter today to a school in London. I'm awaiting answers from 4 more schools, but with this first acceptance, I'm fairly certain that I'll be moving to the U.K. for a solid year starting in the fall.

I think you all know about my addiction to traveling--a nagging wanderlust that hasn't left my side and one I must cater to now. I have to go. I have to GO!!!

I'm always talking myself out of doing daring things, because they are bigger and scarier than my little presence on this earth. And so I want to do something big. I want to make a grand gesture to believe in the power of one tiny person. I want receive the best kind of education, the kind where one's brain is not just enlightened, but evolved from amazing experiences.

I'm so ready to evolve. This time, I'm ready.



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If you are reading this post and work at the same University I do, please refrain from spreading this news, as nothing is set in stone and financial planning has to be worked out before I sign any contracts (thanks). 

28 comments:

  1. AWESOME NEWS, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    You will also be close to Turkey & Cesme. There are direct flights from London to Izmir, starting from 35 Euro :) it is only 3 hrs flight!

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    1. Oh I will totally be flying to turkey!!

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  2. Zero! What wonderful news, I'm so proud of you! Let me know how everything works out. Woo Zeros!

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  3. what!!! that is amazing!!!! come visit me then! or i'll visit you, i love london so so much. i'm reading a book called 'the londoners' that i found in the travel section of B&N that is snapshots from all these people's lives in london, it's SO interesting...get it!

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  4. Oh my god, CONGRATS!!!!!! Please stay there this time, haha!

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    1. Ha I will :) I'll be signing contracts and stuff :)

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  5. WHAT?! THIS IS SO AMAZING. ALL CAPS EXCITEMENT!

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  6. Ashley, that's awesome! I'm sure a year in London will go down way easier than the Turkey trip (despite the fact that it's too expensive and ... yeah). What type of course have you applied to, if you don't mind saying?

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    1. Oh yes, the hardest pill to swallow on this venture is the cost! I applied to two programs: ma in education, and msc in psych. Both can further a career as an academic advisor ;)

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  7. Ashley, this is such exciting news! What an adventure you're going to have. (and we're going to have through your posts - assuming you continue blogging...)
    Woo Hoo.

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    1. I will for SURE continue blogging! :)

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  8. Ashley --

    Congratulations on applying to and being accepted to graduate school. You are about to embark on a fantastic journey!

    My best,
    Whitney

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    1. Thanks Whitney! How great of you to stop by :) I'm rather enjoying your book!

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  9. aaasssshhhlllleeeeyyy!!!!
    this is WONDERFUL news!! i am so excited for you!

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  10. Congratulations, Ash! Glad to hear you'll have adventures out there and continue writing your story - can't wait to hear more about it.

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  11. That is sooooo amazing, congratulations! London is amazing, one of my absolute favorite cities.

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  12. OMG! Congratulations, lady! That's really huge news. I don't know what else to say except "YAY!". Hugs.

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  13. What are you studying? I wish you the very best education. Sounds like it is on the way.

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    1. MA in education or MSc in Psych...both can further an academic advisor's career :)

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  14. TAKE ME WITH YOU. I fit nicely into a suitcase.

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  15. Look at all those comments!! Everybody's so happy for you and I am, too! :-)

    D.

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  16. Congratulations and good luck! I'm sure the experience will change your life.

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  17. Congratulations! That is fantastic news! :)

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  18. Congrats girl, and YES do it!!!
    I'll be sad we won't live in the same area...but you'll be doing what you've been itching for. And besides, you should come visit then in December (not CA...Switzerland I mean. LOL). ;) I know your wanderlust is growing. ;)

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  19. Congratulations! What an exciting new adventure for your life.

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  20. This is sooooo exciting. Well done you for making the decision, you are going to have an amazing time. London will be so cool- I have never been even though it is so close to me!

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