I got official notice this morning from University D that I was accepted!!
Just waiting now to hear from University R, so I can decide what to do and potentially where to go. I will say, I was surprised how excited I was that I got into D’s program. I’m sure that’s, in large part, due to the validation factor (they don’t think I’m an idiot! Woohoo!). But, I’m sure there’s a part that’s excited just about the idea of going back to school, too. That’s a clue, isn’t it?