New Start!January 22, 2012
I have news! A couple of days ago I got an offer to study medicine at the University of Newcastle (2+ hours north of Sydney), which I...
I have news! A couple of days ago I got an offer to study medicine at the University of Newcastle (2+ hours north of Sydney), which I accepted! After getting over the shock I am now beyond ecstatic. Basically what this means is:
- I'm going to move out and live in Newcastle for most of 5 years
- I'm saying bye to all the amazing friends I made in my 1 year of uni
- I'm giving up my presidency of my medical science students society
- I'm not going to be seeing my family as much
- I'm not going to see R very much either
BUT IT ALSO MEANS:
- I finally get to fulfil my dream of becoming a doctor.
I know it may sound lame/stereotypical (especially considering I'm asian) but I'm beyond glad that the past couple of years of worrying, trying, 'failing', almost giving up, being unsure about where I was going, how I was going to get there and if I was even going to make it has been put to rest by this little miracle. I do believe it is a miracle because as R has said, my marks were 'woeful' (thank you dear).
I even remember complaining and in hysterics to R on the phone the night before I had the interview about how I was going to fail again, how the uni didn't want me, how I didn't even deserve the interview, and how the whole interview was stupid and I just wanted to go home.
He pretty much told me to shut up and go to sleep.
Which was probably very good advice, because here I am now! Lucky...
Anyhow, speaking of R, it is quite scary/sad to be doing the long distance thing. I can still come back home to Sydney at least once every other week and for holidays, but when I think about how it is going to be like that for 5 years it is rather intimidating. However if we can't make it through this, then we might as well give up now. Which is clearly not an option. I am unbelievably lucky to have him in my life, to have him believe in me unfailingly and support me without question through anything and everything. Do your best, forget the rest. That's all we can hope for.
Other than that, aside from the nightmare of finding a place to live and having to tie up a million loose ends, I am pretty excited for what's to come.
P.S Hope you like the photos of sparklers from NYE. I'm kind of obsessed with them. Sparklers I mean.