Friday, 18 March 2016

High on life

I am taking on the world and winning this week. It is such a refreshing change from the pile of rejections I have received these past two years. Words can't describe how elated I am with everything that's happening. I mean, I worked my ass off, but I still feel like the luckiest girl in the world. So, I wrote in a post last week about all the news I am waiting to hear back on, and well, the craziest thing happened. I got them all. I have been accepted to study US History at Oxford, and I was awarded another Undergraduate Research Scholarship.

In all likelihood, this means I will be going to California twice in the next year. The scholarship value is £1,500 and has been awarded to me to study the student drug trade on the east coast in the 1960s. This is also the topic of my dissertation at Oxford. So, this summer I will go and scope out materials, lay down the primary research, then, if I find there's still more that I need, I might have to go back near Christmas time to gather the rest.

I am going to visit my sister in Canada first, and say hello to my beautiful nieces. Meet baby Brooke! Exciting times. I then hope to go to NYC for the fourth of July. I'm also looking into the possibility of going to the Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio. I would love to see Donald Trump talk in person. It's also has the potential to be the biggest and most pivotal event in US history, it could see the break-down of the two-party system. And to say I was there when it happened? Well, what more could a US History student want?

Pondering the possibilities ahead of me haha.

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