“Stay home! Shelter in place! Maintain 6 feet social distancing! Wear mask! Don’t wear mask! Flatten the curve!”
Multiple instructions from POTUS and medical experts, some of them quite conflicting, as the world battles this common novel enemy-Corona virus.
Meanwhile, on the other side of town, I am fighting my own pandemic:
The pandemic of applying to various graduate programs!
Multiple applications, 4 interviews, 2 waiting lists, 11 months, later, I am still waiting for a yes!” At this time, I am getting tired of my famous answer:
It hasn’t happened yet!
First of all, what in the world does a waiting list mean? No one has the absolute answer! Apparently, I’m supposed to magically figure things out my self.
Should I keep waiting or move on to other applications? Am I not good enough? Depressed and devastated, I felt like I hit a wall !
Incase you are wondering why I’m so dramatic, here are the famous words that no applicant wants to hear:
Congratulations on your interview! Unfortunately, there are limited spots and you have been placed on the waiting list. In the event of any opening, you will be contacted”
Every thing is happening at the same time! My brain is overloaded with the anxiety of getting Rona and the anticipation of receiving my acceptance letter.
This application wahala don tire me o o o!!
I check my gmails gazillion times a day, waiting for a yes!
Seconds translated to minutes to hours to days to months and I’m still counting! Thanks to Rona, application processing are so slow!
Literally feels like a long “sinus pause” !
In my head, I keep replaying my interviews over and over again. Thinking out loud to myself what I could have done better ! It’s been 3 months since my last interview. I began to nurture this idea that it may never happen.
13th of May, I arrive home from working the night shift, as per usual. I scroll through my gmail for updates-obviously, this is my routine now.
Wait! What?!! Is this really happening???
Dear Akudo, we are pleased to offer you admission to the BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia program at the University of Miami
The feeling is indescribable! I remember laughing and crying with so much joy! I couldn’t believe that it was actually happening!
I got my yes!!
I count on one thing; the same God who’s never failed, will not fail me yet…..Yes I will lift you high in my lowest valley, I will bless your name….🎶🎶🎶
Thank you ! To every prayers and encouraging words said by family, friends and loved ones.