a bit of news :

Change - real change - always happens in a single minute. The capacity of sixty seconds in astounding. 

I was at home by myself when I opened this letter. And I will never ever, not in a million years, forget the feeling. I put on The Wizard and I (from Wicked) because a musical number was the only thing that could possibly compare. 

I know how rare minutes like that are: minutes when things work out better than you allowed yourself to hope for. Maybe someday I'll be able to write about what this means for me. About the way things aren't fair for those we love - about how we lose them, and they lose their jobs, and we become fearful of wanting, of asking, of reaching. But for now, I will try to be factual. 

I was accepted to the Communication masters program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (a program ranked in the top 10 by NCA)!!

I don't know what it was - other than luck and work - that brought me to this minute. But it came. And heavens, am I grateful.

23 comments:

  1. BEYOND happy, thrilled, stoked, excited, proud, [insert every enthusiastic word here] for you. you are an amazing AMAZING person and role model and you 40000% DESERVE IT!

    congratulations!

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  2. awww congratulations!!! grad school was the hardest but best 2 years in my (at least recent) life. good luck on this new adventure!

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  3. Congratulations! This is so exciting and such a huge accomplishment! So much hard work had to be put into getting accepted, and you'll make such a great student!

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  4. whoa. congratulations! does this mean you're moving? and does this also mean that you are coming to dinner on sunday?

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    1. let's be real, that's really the proud moment I'm talking about.

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    2. Haha is it terrible that that was the first thing I noticed, too? So proud Sammy, you're really doing it. :)

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  6. P.S. Can't wait to visit and have life-changing Amherst adventures!!!!

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  7. P.P.S. Your nails/lips look fab.

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  8. Congrats! What a great accomplishment!

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  9. big congrats! and on a superficial note: i love your nail polish.

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  10. Oh, congratulations! Bravo!

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  11. congratulations! that is some really great news. you look so happy :)

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  12. Congratulations! Critical Cultural Communications masters program.. sounds specific!? What is the program about, is it writing?

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  13. Congratulations! I know exactly what you mean: it's still hard to express how it felt when I found out I got into drama school for my masters.

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  14. Congrats! I went there as an undergrad and you will love it- beautiful and fun area!

    xox Lilly

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  15. Ahhh! That is so exciting, Sam! I take it this means a cross country move? Can't wait to see the East Coast Sam flourish here, and to see what you learn in that program, which sounds totally fascinating. Congrats, friend. :)

    Also GIF : LOVE.

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  16. thank you all so much for your well wishes! I'm excited to share this next piece of my little journey with you here.

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  17. Congratulations, Sam! So sad to see you go, but I'm so excited to hear all about your adventures there.

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  18. Congratulations! This is so exciting! You deserve it <3

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