This morning, I woke up to the most incredible email ever. It was from my university’s liberal arts college (the one in which I’m enrolled), and it said the following:
“Miss Leah D——:
The ——– College of Liberal Arts has seen, over the past academic year, many of the various scholastic, creative, and journalistic works that you have written, and we have been thoroughly impressed by them all. With that being said, we have been searching over the past few months for a talented student writer to conduct and then compose an academic study on students and the multimedia arts on behalf of the College, and we strongly feel that you would be the perfect fit. The University will provide all necessary funding for this study, and the findings will be professionally published in various academic journals as well as to the University’s own collection housed in the ——- Library. At this time, we would like to officially propose this project to you.”
The email goes on and on with more specific details on what exactly I would be researching, when I would start, what the budget is, how much I would get paid (because, yes, they’re actually going to pay me!! Ahh!), etc., etc. And I just can’t believe this is happening!
Oh, it’s just so glorious! After all this time of doubting myself and my choice to pursue writing, thinking I simply wasn’t good enough, I find that someone actually thinks I’m not half-bad. I just can’t believe it! I thought I was forever going to be nothing, but now I finally get the chance to prove myself to the world, get to finally be professionally published and see if I can make it as a legitimate writer. It’s absolutely incredible! I’m just so stunned, and so flattered. Ah, I simply cannot contain my excitement!
Hmm, thinking about it now, though, I don’t know if it’s alright that I’m telling you all of this. Is this kind of stuff confidential? I sure hope not! But if it is, I’m so sorry, dear school, for not being able to keep my big mouth shut! But, hey, at least I’ve never said just exactly where I go school on here, so I guess that helps out a little with the confidentiality situation.
But, in general, oh well and to heck with the confidentiality and professionalism that I should be treating this with right now! I just can’t help myself, as I’ve said, and that should be expected from a young, excitable college girl (and therefore excused). I mean, I just never thought that anything like this would ever happen to me. Ever. It’s beyond my wildest dreams; even if it isn’t quite exactly my dreams, it’s still a chance, and that’s all that matters, for a chance is what I never dreamed of getting! So it’s amazing. Just absolutely amazing! And that’s why I refuse to hold myself back.
Oh, I don’t know how I’m going to make it through the rest of the day now that I have this on my mind! Sorry, multimedia production and Spanish, but I’m honestly not going to be concentrating much in you today! It’s a good thing I have A’s in those classes, I guess!
I’m going to stop rambling on in excitement now, though; I just couldn’t help but share this awesome news, but now that it’s out, I need to stop before I get on anyone’s nerves. And, uh, sorry if I already have! As I’ve said about a hundred times now, I just couldn’t help it! But you understand, right? None of us can help ourselves when something mind-blowingly awesome happens. It’s simply human nature. So please excuse my little leak of humanity. I’m plugging up the hole right now, as we speak. I promise!
Well, that’s all for now, I guess! I hope your day is beyond your wildest dreams, too! Stay safe, be healthy, and God bless!
Oh, and happy April Fools!
Yes, that’s right, none of the above actually happened; my university still has no idea that I’m a half-decent writer (let alone that I even exist!); I’m still writing only for fun, for classes, and occasionally for my uni’s newspaper; and I’m still very unrecognized and incredibly unpublished.
BUT that doesn’t mean that it won’t one day happen! I’m still ever the optimist, and that’s because I work hard (and hard work always pays off). So don’t get down that I didn’t actually get asked to compose an academic research article — especially because I would hate making one anyway! All dreams come true in time. You just have to keep working at them!
So keep on working at your dreams, and I’ll keep on working at mine! Even though they didn’t come true today, who knows? Maybe all that work will finally pay off tomorrow. You can never be sure! So don’t quit just yet, especially because you have no idea what’s just around the corner. Instead, let’s keep on trucking, keep on turning, and, eventually, we’ll reach where we’ve been striving to go. And the best part is that we’ll reach it together. 🙂
Yes, only I would find a way to turn a silly little prank into a mushy life lesson. Gosh, I swear I’m becoming my mother more and more each and every day!
(Help me, I whisper slowly in a coarse, slightly panicked voice.)