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 :)