I woke up this morning, and immediately started talking myself down. I knew I was finding out on Wednesday whether the studio program in France had accepted me or not. I wanted to feel good either way. I spent a whole hour telling myself that it wasn’t the end of the world if I didn’t get in, I could apply again and I’d come up with other adventures for the summer.
Then when I opened my email around noon, there it was. The admissions notification. I nearly fell off the couch. I had to make Jesse open it for me.
If the title hasn’t already given it away…
I GOT IN! I DID IT! I DID IT! I’M GOING TO FRANCE!
Studio Escalier has accepted me and 11 other students to study, paint and draw the human form for 12 weeks straight in a tiny town outside of Paris, France. Somebody pinch me.
This calls for champagne and chocolate and everything else under the sun! I actually went weak in the knees and fell over. I bounced around the house for an hour straight. I started yelling at my upstairs neighbour through the window and then jumped up and down some more.
I am completely beside myself. I also don’t quite believe it.
Even better, they gave me a scholarship – 1000 euros off of the tuition price. Of course, I still need to find $3360 by January 19th. But that’s a lot less than $4650.
Either way, WOOOO FREAKING HOOOOOO!
And not to be too crass, but if you’d like to help me get there, a donation would really help. Thank you!