Wednesday, August 22, 2007

who, me?!

so....i'm a 2008 master.

monday morning started off like almost every other morning this summer, with me sleeping in until about 10-ish. i was vaguely aware that calls would supposedly be starting that day, but MMM calls are not the first thing on my mind when i wake up. it's more like "where the hell is my coffee?" i heard my cell ring, and i ran to get it...unfortunately, i wasn't sure where it was so while i was rummaging for it, it stopped ringing.

i found it and checked to see who it was. it was from the 513 area code. i also discovered that i had three missed calls from said area code. it had come at around 7:30 am my time, which is 10:30 cincinnati time...but...i'm a college student on vacation and i'm NOT up at 7:30. in fact, i'm not even usually up that early when i have class. i had been told last week that the calls would come from said area code. "could it be?" i thought. no way, right? i mean, they had to be calling about some stuff i'd turned in 2 weeks ago.

i wasn't exactly sure what i should do about it, so i went about my morning business. my mother she kept telling me to call them back, but i was hesitant because the whole point was for THEM to call ME. right? but i still had no idea what i should do - should i really call them back or should i wait for them to call me again? it was driving me insane, and i was thinking "if they don't call back within the next 30 minutes, i will REALLY go insane."

but the dilemma was soon solved. i'd logged into gmail, and an e-mail from patricia craft popped up. it said that she was trying to reach me and that she'd like to talk to me that day, so would i please call her back.

so i did. as it rang, i hoped that this was really it. patty picked up, i introduced myself, she made a comment about how it had been difficult to reach me and then said the magic words -

"congratulations, you're a 2008 memory makers master."

whoa...what? come again? are you freaking serious?

i literally didn't know what to say, so i started giggling nervously. you would think that since i kind of suspected what was coming, that i would manage to not sound like an idiot. but i did end up doing just what i was intending NOT to do. i was in shock. i didn't know what else to say or do except giggle. eventually i managed a "thank you." patty laughed and said, "some women were in a state of shock, some of them screamed in my ear, one woman cried, and you just laugh." the call is still kind of a blur.

and so...i kept this in for another 2 days. until today. and even though the news is official, i'm still trying to process it...it hasn't completely sunk in yet. i'm a 2008 master. that's crazy. in a good way. and you know what? i'm thrilled and excited beyond belief. i can't wait to work with and get to know my 9 fellow masters. i get to work with some of the best in the industry. whoa. i'm a bit nervous too.

all i know is that the next year is going to be one crazy ride. and that i am one lucky, lucky girl. i just feel really blessed right now.

anyways, to celebrate (well, techincally not, because i planned this way before any of this happened), i'm going up to norcal tonight. looking forward to spending quality time with elaine (and linda, since she's also moving up again this week), checking out her new place, pigging out and gaining 10 pounds (or maybe not since i plan on walking the entire golden gate bridge this time), attempting to finish that ginormous sundae at fenton's again, giving into my shopaholic ways in san francisco, scrap shopping at scrapbook territory, and checking out point reyes again - apparently it won't pour on us this time. oh, and i (actually, my lens does) look forward to taking lots of pics.

'til monday :)

54 comments:

sarah said...

Congratulations! That is amazing! I'm so excited to see where the year takes you. :D

Karen said...

WOO HOO!!! I am SO freaking excited for you!!!

Barb said...

CONGRATS!

Davinie said...

A super cute story. Congrats again, Caroline!

Tina said...

CoNgRaTs!!!!

Leah said...

that's SO exciting. congratulations!

Lisa said...

So well deserved!!!!! Congratulations!

~Nancy~ said...

Woohoo girlie!! I'm so happy for you!!! You soooo deserve this.. love your work! XOXO

rachel said...

a master's title AND a new lens - HA! does it get any better than this - tee, hee! of course you laughed, it's just you as cute as can be. i'm SO very proud of you c!!! HUGE congrats for an awesome year! hugs, rach

nichole said...

big congrats, caroline! totally deserved!!

kokopuffs said...

super duper congrats Caro!! that is soooo awesome!!

kokopuffs said...

and another thing...have a great time in Nor Cal too...you gotta go to Victoria Bakery too this time. remember cheese bread? it's on Shattuck and Virginia, like 2 or 3 blocks from University Ave...

Debi said...

Plain and simple, my friend... YOU ROCK. :)

Michelle said...

Super congrats Caroline!!!

rani said...

congrats girl! you deserve this! you just keep going!!!!! can't wait to hear all about your new adventures!!!!!!

melissa said...

WOW I am so excited for you! super congrats!!!!!!!! very much deserved :D

Anilu Magloire said...

Soooooooo cool!! You so deserve this, Caroline. I will start getting MM again :)

Waleska said...

such a cool story! congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay! I'm so happy for you! Have fun in NorCal :)

jo said...

Congrats to you! You totally deserve it! :) So exciting!

Breanne Crawford said...

you rock.

so deserved.

so excited for you.

amy said...

HUGE CONGRATS girl! that walk to the post office was certainly worth it!!! :)

Rita Weiss said...

How completely and utterly exciting!!!! Congratulations Miss Caroline. So completely well deserved and exciting. Can't wait to see your entry :)

katrina said...

so totally, totally happy for you. you are going to have an absolutely amazing master's year!

Wendy Jo said...

Oh, that is so cool! Congratulations!

staceyfike said...

congrats!!!

Nicole said...

you have no idea how happy & excited i am for you, Caroline...this is so amazing =)

RiNNE said...

Congratulations, Caroline!! You deserve it, your style rocks!!! Can't wait to see more!!

Pound said...

congrats! you deserve it!

celine navarro said...

congratulations dear : you so deserve this! :)

Eminepala said...

congrats caroline.. You know you deserved it ;)

xoxo
emine

Nili said...

Congrats, girl! Absolutly deserved.
Nili:)

benga said...

Congratulations! Way to go girl!

Francine said...

Congrats!!! :)

EliseBlaha said...

CONGRATS!!

em said...

Congrats Caroline!!! :)

jess said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
You totally deserve it!! I lOve your work!!!
Xx Jess

Hillary Heidelberg said...

WOOHOOO!!! They made a great choice! Congrats and have a great year--email me if you need any advice :)

Rose Atrero said...

ooooo congrats! Have summer fun in Frisco! =D

kristina said...

So happy and excited for you, my friend! Congratulations! :)

Yen said...

Congrats to you,Carolyn! I'm so proud and happy for you:)

Enjoy the honor!

;)

Vee said...

CONGRATS!!! so happy for you :)
wahoooo!!

Mye said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see you stuff in the mag(s)!

Becky said...

You were the one I "knew" would get it! And the one that I most wanted to see get it, (even more than myself), you are so talented, sweet and inspiring that the scrap world needs to see more of YOU!!!!
Congrats and have a wonderful time!
B-

Kristi Sauer said...

CONGRATS CAROLINE!!!!!!!! I can't say I am surprised, you ahve such a unique style and it totally ROCKS!!!!

Rachael said...

Congrats to you!!! So very exciting!!

scrapcat said...

congrats caroline!
loved hearing your story!!!

jenny_li said...

Congratulations - makes me even happier I decided to prolong my subscription for MMM! Well deserved, girl - you rock!

//From someone who used to check out your stuff at Livejournal - waaaaay back when...! :o)

ali m said...

Yay Caroline! I nominated you as rockin' girl blogger on my blog.

Giuseppina said...

aww congrats! yea :)

ethel said...

CONGRATS!
Your stuff is really rockin'!

Staci said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! you're having a great year!!!

Jocelyn said...

congratulations darling.
so proud of you :)

Chris-el-da said...

since i can't leave comments on the other post...
you forgot to mention the best part about being at the airport two hours early was getting to talk to me! you were sooooo close!

congrats again!
lemme see some raw.
and!!!
eat another crepe just for me
please and thank you

Karla said...

CONGRATULATIONS AS BIG AS THIS FONT CAN TYPE IT!!!!!!!!!

-Karla