The Letter

  1. It was one of "those" days.

    Hello. I am your local barista suffering through a shift at a mall store. I have whipped cream on my freshly washed cardigan and sharpie on my brand new khakis. My smile is starting to strain and I have recently burned my hands (again). Finally, my only break for the day is upon me.

    I grab a grande iced Americano and head to a nearby table. Sitting feels SO good. I massage my heels and inspect my newest blister. I decide to check my phone. I have a text message from an irate classmate full of expletives. She didn't get in. I panic and call my husband and shriek that he needs to go get the mail.

    RIGHT MEOW!

    I don't care if he dies in his video game. I don't.

    I immediately start to cry. Again, it's been one of "those" days and I'm not sure if I can handle rejection right now. I start nervously fidgeting and remind myself that I have had straight A's since I came back to school. I did exceptionally well on my TEAS test. I have great recommendations and a good essay. I hear him going down the stairs. WALK FASTER!

    He says there is a letter from the local institute of nursing and it's thick. I'm choked up. I tell him to read it to me.

    "NO! Just read it. Tell me yes or no."

    I pick at a hangnail.

    "You got in."

    Every single customer for the rest of the day was notified.
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   __patiently_waiting
    Lol. Congrats!
  4. by   picklemouse
    Thanks!
  5. by   Guy in Babyland
  6. by   Unequaledbeauty30
    Congrats
  7. by   SopranoKris
    Yay!!! I love your acceptance letter story. That's absolutely fantastic Welcome to our group of newly accepted nursing students. I'll see you over on the General Nursing Student board!

    When is your orientation? Do you start in the Fall?
  8. by   StayHumble11
    That sounded like a movie.

    Congrats !!
  9. by   LifeIsGood76
    Cogratulations!! How exciting! I can't wait until I get that "letter" (although I have two more semesters until I can even apply). I loved your comment: "I don't care if he dies in his video game. I don't" because I can totally relate to that, lol!!! Congrats again!
  10. by   ShyeoftheTiger
    This is really awesome! Congratulations!
  11. by   WideOpenHeart
    That is so cool!

    I love it when I'm a customer and someone (waitstaff, retail sales person, whoever) tells me good news like that... I don't know why it always perks me up so much, but it does.
  12. by   Corpsman514
    Congrats!!! Heart felt congrats for that matter I'm a few semesters from getting that letter and working retail~
  13. by   LeeLeeTheGPN
    You are a great writer lol. Congratulations!
  14. by   picklemouse
    I am starting my ADN in the fall. I never thought this day would come! Though I have a B.A., it is not in my preferred field. When I was 18, I wasn't confident or ready to take on nursing. I didn't feel that I was good enough! I am older now and know I can do just about anything if I work hard. My goal is oncology nursing. My mother survived cancer THREE TIMES (different cancers) and her nurses saved her life. It's always the nurses. They just opened a big cancer centre down the road too. I take it as a sign.

    For all of you waiting, your day will come. You can and will do this. You are a smart and beautiful person and you'll change lives. You are a rock star and don't forget it. Ever.

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