Over the past year, I’ve been working on applying to grad school, and today I received an an e-mail from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah informing me that…
I am admitted to the Masters In Public Administration program in the Marriott School of Business!
This feels like…
- The first time I at last made the final jump on Bowser’s head at the end of Super Mario World.
- After logging dozens of hours into a Zelda game and, at last, I have opened the treasure chest to find the final heart piece.
- When I got to tour of the Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles.
- When the lights went down in the theater, and the Fox anthem began, announcing the beginning of the Special Edition of Star Wars. (I’ll probably be that excited for Episode VII, even if the Fox anthem isn’t there).
This acceptance letter is the result of several years of introspection, research, decision-making, studying, and then waiting.
I chose this program because it will increase my ability to both make a living and to serve others.
Also, I look forward to changing my dual life from University Employee by day, Aspiring Writer by Night to Graduate Student by Day, Writer by Night (and sometimes weekend).
Overall, the best way to sum up how I feel is this:
Foot Note: Brigham Young University is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS, or Mormon). If you are interested in the ideas and philosophy of service that attract me to the program, here are two talks from leaders of the LDS church.
Opportunities To Do Good by President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency
Be Anxiously Engaged by Russell M. Ballard, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles