Sunday, July 20, 2014

I’VE BEEN ACCEPTED!! *Cue Celebration*

I’m sitting here, writing this blog post at 2 in the morning, listening to Matty & George from The 1975 on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show (I’m catching up on my interviews), questioning absolutely nothing. I am quite content actually. After a week of stress, reading, and more stress and reading, I finally found out the best news I’ve heard all summer. In fact, besides my trip to Chicago, this was the only exciting thing to happen to me this summer (sad but true—there isn’t much to do back home where I’m from).

Last Sunday, I submitted my essay to finish up my study abroad application. I was basically shaking as I pressed the submit button. I wasn’t tooooo nervous, but there was obviously a bit of nerves. What if I didn’t get accepted? What if I looked at myself as a failure for the rest of my life? Ok, so I wasn’t that worried. But I was still scared.

They informed me that I would hear back in five business days, so I figured I would know by Friday. The days seem to drag on and on—I just wanted to know my fate. 5 p.m. hit on Friday, and I figured I wouldn’t know for the week. A WEEKEND OF ANXIOUSLY WAITING—I COULDN’T DO IT.

Then, at exactly 5:15 Friday evening, I got the email: Dear Maggie, I am happy to inform you that you have been selected to study on (college’s name) England program during the Spring of 2015…

I basically froze and wanted to cry and scream and fall down all at the same time. This is what I have wanted for years. I got accepted, and I am still in a bit of shock.

My sister was the only one home at the time, so I told her and texted everyone else that I love: “I GOT ACCEPTED!!”

I had to celebrate, so my sister and I hit up one of my favorite, summery local restaurants for an infamous “Bob’s dog” and fries. We stopped by the DQ for a shake afterward, and celebrated that night by watching House Hunters. Such a celebration, I know, but it really was a lovely evening. I posted a few photos from our little outing, including a little OOTD post. Simple tees, jeans and my new Vans are perfect for summer. I am so so so excited to take this next step in my life, and I cannot wait to travel to London next spring.





Since back-to-college shopping is just around the corner (really, where did summer go?) I was wondering if any Brits would share with me some winter/spring essentials. What should I invest in before traveling across the pond? Thanks for reading, and I have a five day break from work this week, so expect another post again soon!

All of my love,
Maggie D. xx

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations! How exciting! I bet it was a torture to wait to get the acceptation email.

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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    1. Yes it was! But it was so exciting getting the acceptance!

      Maggie D. xx

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  2. Ohhh congratulations!! I can know your pain, submitting applications and waiting for them can be a huge torture!

    Take care*

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  3. Congratualtions! I'm sure you'll love it here in England. A winter essential would definitely be a waterproof coat, when I went for my first term at Uni it rained all the time!

    Keighly xx
    http://keighly.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I'll have to look into getting one that will withstand the rain!

      Maggie D. xx

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  4. Oh well done! Clothing wise you'll probably need warm things in Spring, we do have the occasional hot day but it will still be jeans/tights/jacket weather!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thank you very much for the tip! I will definitely keep that in mind while shopping!

      Maggie D. xx

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  5. Congrats on your acceptance. I always wished I studied abroad in college, it looks like an amazing opportunity and England looks beautiful! Such a great way to celebrate!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you very much! It was very nice!

      Maggie D. xx

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  6. Congrats on getting accepted!!!

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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  7. Congrats on your acceptance. What an exciting time in your life!

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  8. Congrats congrats!!this is very nice and big thing for you:))Keep in touch xoxo

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  9. Congrats! It must be so exciting.
    Hope you'll have a great time in England!

    Xx Anne
    www.sickchicksblog.blogspot.nl

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    1. Thank you very much! I am so excited.

      Maggie D. xx

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  10. congrats honey !
    xoxo

    www.mychoicebysorana.blogspot.ro

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  11. Congragulations! So excited for you! ^^ x
    www.lemontierres.com

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  12. That sounds so exciting! Hope you have so much fun when you get there. I would love to hear more about how you applied because I'm really wanting to study abroad next year.

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    1. I am hoping so too! I would talk to your school's international office about it & see what options they have--That's what I did!

      Maggie D. xx

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  13. Oh my gosh, congratulations Maggie!! That's so so so amazing and exciting.

    Love, Emily :)
    http://emilici0us.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you very much, I'm so excited!

      Maggie D. xx

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