When I came home for spring break I was going through the miscellaneous papers and files my mom had put in my room to sort through. In that pile were two folders from American University. I glanced at the contents but didn't think anything of it.
Then a few days ago I finally sorted through all the papers again. I was looking at the AU folders and one of them was full of fancy official AU stationary. I flipped through the various letters, most of them from my application and enrollment process.
Then one caught my eye.
It was dated March 15, 2006. And it as my acceptance letter into college. It was my acceptance letter into my top choice college. It was my dream coming true. It was one of the best letters I ever received.
Today is March 15, 2011. It has been exactly 5 years since I was accepted into college. Sometimes it seems like it was yesterday and right now it feels like an eternity ago.
Here I am 5 years later, a high school graduate, a college graduate, and now nearly halfway through graduate school.
It still amazes me sometimes. 5 years. Sometimes 5 years ago seems like it was yesterday. Today 5 years seems like a very long time, but so much good has happened in those 5 years, so all is good. Very very good.