Monday, July 23, 2012

Dreams Do Come True

So back in September 22, 2009, I posted about my secret pipe dream. Which was to get into Harvard Law. Well, this morning, while I was laying in bed in a bra and underwear, surfing Facebook (total law student material, yo), I get a call with caller ID: Cambridge, MA. I almost dropped the phone, no lie.

And would you believe it? It was the dean of admissions at Harvard, telling me I had a spot off the waitlist.

I'm still in disbelief about this, but my status checker indeed indicates I am admitted. So in four weeks, I will be moving out to Cambridge to attend the school I never believed I would get into (because let's just say, my numbers would not suggest I am a competitive candidate for Harvard). To the east coast! I've never lived outside of the Midwest. This is going to be ... an experience, to say the least.

I'm freaking out. I am absolutely delirious. I feel like I've just been walking around in a daze all day. And I keep being reminded it happened, and it makes me so excited every time.

I don't even know what to say, other than that I'm really, really, really happy. And I really hope I'm not dreaming. And that this is the best birthday present of all time. And I can't wait to start this new adventure.

Holy crap, guys. I'm going to Harvard.


  1. Holy cow, that is some freaking amazing news! CONGRATS!!! (Also, happy birthday!!!) Super, super excited for you! I hope Harvard is everything you imagined and more (also that you go out and celebrate because, um, YOU GOT INTO HARVARD LAW!).

    1. Thank you, thank you! Still doesn't feel real!

  2. HOLY CRAP, YOU REALLY ARE A FREAKING GENIUS GIRL! You're like Elle Woods, but obviously less blond and not often-times-annoying-if-also-amusing. But seriously, I'm so happy for you that you're going to your dream school and going to the East Coast! I've visited Boston twice and I quite liked it (minus the rain that one time), and also I'm just in love with the history there (woohoo Revolutionary period history). AND it's only a bus ride away from NYC! Eee!

    This also totally gives me more reason to visit the Boston/Cambridge area again. I have a few friends living there for school (one actually at Harvard), but now I can count you among them as well. :)

    How amazing and exciting and dang, are your Asian parents proud of you or what?! ;)

    1. Haha, my parents were quite possibly more excited than I was.

      Yeah, I have a friend who currently lives near Boston and loves it, so I'm definitely excited. My first time seeing it will be when I move out; I've literally never visited. There's a lot of cool stuff out there, historically-speaking. I hope I have time to see it all!

      And YES. If you ever visit, let me know. It would be so cool to meet up.