Due to Pooka's tummy wanting to show me what it got this last night/this morning. We are going to be either tardy or completely out of our daily routine today. It all started about 3am when Pooka woke me to inform me that her stomach hurt. This was quickly followed by a demonstration of her information. :-( We go through all the motions, I clean up the aftermath, get the washing machine going, and now things are pretty calm. She is pretty much just getting to sleep real good and I am not going to touch her. I tried to wake her to have her drink some gatorade (electrolytes, dehydration, etc) but she's out for the count. It's been a long time since I had to take off work/school to play nurse mommy. Matter of fact, I can't even think of the last time I had to. Call it selfish, but I kinda hope she is in better health b4 10:00 so I can still go to Physics class today cuz I would sure hate to miss it, but if not, oh well. Of course I want her in better health period, but you get what I am trying to say.
Yesterday I met with my advisor. She pretty much confirmed what I already knew. I will have to quit my job soon. I am very close to walking the stage and if I was to find a way to attend school full time, I could walk next year. But that's impossible right now. *sigh*
As we looked over my transcript we both were amazed at how beautiful it was. Ton's of A's a few B's sprinkled here and there, none of them other things. She said it was refreshing to see my transcript showing a 3.6 because most the folks she's advised are struggling to get that 2.0! She asked me what graduate school I planned on attending and when I told her Duke her face changed a little.
"You're gonna to have to ace out to get into Duke"
I knew that, but it still kinda hurt for her to confirm it. For the Duke PT program a 3.6 is like a 2.0, you don't even get considered. I told her I knew and that I am working on it. As I was walking out she gave me some encouragement and her last statement was, "strive for all A's from here on out and you should be fine, no B's." My heart broke again because I already knew that I am praying for a C this semester. I thought I had got a C in Dr. Umfufu's class but my transcript said B! Who's complaining?
So yesterday I started to think about other options. Winston Salem State has a wonderful MPT program that is not as competitive to get into. The drawback with that is the commute. Duke is right down the street from Central so the commute pretty much stays the same as it's always been and if I finished that program, I'd be a DPT vs. MPT. That's one of the reasons it's so freaking hard to get into!
Right now all I know is that whatever is supposed to happen to me education wise is gonna happen. If by some miracle Duke accepts me and my less than perfect gpa, I'll thank God and keep pressing. If they don't I'm sure a way will be provided for me to go to Winston Salem then I'll thank God and keep on pressing! Shoot, even if my education was to be put on pause for a minute after graduation...I'll thank God and keep on pressing!