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I’m in!

Yep, that’s right – I AM IN! Woo hoo!!!

I’m having mixed emotions as I write this post – I’m tired, I have a headache, there’s some relief in my mind, a little excitement, and some guilt about not being as excited as I really should be… Don’t get me wrong; I’ve been waiting for this day for months… In fact, it occurs to me that I’ve finally (partially) realized a dream I’ve been having for years… Maybe I’m not “bouncing off the walls” excited because I’m tired…One thing I know for sure is that I am rambling…

Bhairavi’s been pressuring me for days to work on my Chicago essays… To be honest, I don’t think I’d be going to grad school this year if it hadn’t been for her pressuring… Although we men may say that our wives “nag”, the truth is that we’re secretly very grateful, because if you wives didn’t “nag”, we wouldn’t be able to accomplish most of the things we’ve dreamed of!

Anyway, back to my story… Bhairavi had just finished telling me that I need to get off my butt and start working on my Chicago app… With that I decided to check what time my Chicago interview is on Friday so we can adequately plan our trip… VPN had connected, and Lotus Notes finally started up… Bhairavi had turned her back and was walking toward the kitchen… My default Lotus view, “Yash’s Phat Lotus Crib”, had loaded, and my mail occupied the right half of my window… I scanned the red mail entries, the new mail, at the bottom of the screen… The email from the Tepper School caught my eye first since the sender name occupied three lines (it reads “Tepper School of Business Masters Admissions Team”)… In a split second several thoughts crossed my mind… I remembered my disappointment at 6:15pm on Friday when I checked my status in the online application system and it still said “under review”… I was expecting a decision by the end of last week, and it hadn’t happened… That thought was immediately followed by the brief realization that the wait was over, this message was probably the verdict I had spent weeks anxiously waiting for… I had barely finished that thought, and my eyes rolled over to the subject line… No sooner did I read the first two words “Exciting news…”, did my mouth mutter the words “I’m in”. Bhairavi, no more than 4 feet away, said “yeah right” in disbelief… “No seriously, I’m in” I replied… “Really??” asked Bhairavi in excitement… The rest, as they say is history…

So, I have the first response… That’s right, I’ve been admitted to the MBA program at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University!! Oh yes, one more thing: the e-mail came in at 6:11pm on Friday… As I had expected, I did have notification before the end of Friday… The online application site still says that my application is under review, so I guess the status site isn’t the best place to get notification either…:)

I’ve written a lot, you’re probably already bored, and I have to get moving for dinner, so I’ll end here… Before I go, I’ll share one more thing… Once the excitement had settled, Bhairavi said “I don’t know if this a good thing, I hope this doesn’t impact your Chicago application”… Pritesh, my cousin, later said “This is great news! It’ll give you some confidence to really dominate that Chicago application”… I think that right now I’m in agreement with Pritesh… This news for CMU has finally gotten me motivated to work on the Chicago app… Tomorrow morning I’m going to get cracking on those essays!

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