Today I made the official decision to go to University of Oregon for grad school. It is, like much of this semester, terrifying and exciting all at the same time! Even more scary was getting on the UCLA website and declining their offer -- "You are about to decline your offer of admission to the University of California Los Angeles. Are you sure about this decision?"
.....ehhhhh uhmmmm.... okayyesi'lldoitrealfastbeforeisecondguessmyself... *clicks* Phew. That was hard.
So that's where I'm at. I'll be sending out the letter tomorrow with my deposit in it. It's truly crazy stuff. However, with all that said, I'm really excited to have the decision complete. I'm so honored to have been offered a position at the school, and really think it will be an amazing place for me, academically and otherwise! I'm excited at the cultural changes, climate adjustments, and the program there. And, from what I've seen and heard, it's an absolutely gorgeous campus to boot, not to mention I'll finally be able to live in a city!
First classes are still far away, but the excitement already is building steadily. Just a few more logistical things to take care of, like applying for a Graduate Teaching Fellowship and finding a place to live! I'm gonna be a Duck!