Posted in 2015 (Europe)

22/10/2014: Big News!!!

Alright, well, technically this isn’t really anything to do with China, but I still feel compelled to share it with you anyways!

Last night, I was accepted into the Masters of Library and Information Systems programme at University College Dublin. That’s right, folks! I’m a student again! Or, well, I will be in September 2015.

The best part of this news is that I’ll finally be going back to Ireland!

The worst part of this news is that it’s going to cost a lot of money!

Don’t worry, though. I’ve got plans. And checklists. And research.

So much research!

You’ll probably notice that my page now has a GoFundMe widget in the sidebar. This GoFundMe fundraiser is basically an April-specific scholarship and the money will go towards housing and flights.


I was so excited last night when I got the e-mail that the first thing I did was sit down in my chair and call my dad. We talked for a long time and I was so excited my voice was probably shaking cause I was almost crying. And then I tried to call my mom, but SHE DIDN’T ANSWER, which is actually why I called my dad first, anyways. He’s more likely to be able to answer the phone at work. So I messaged her a bunch of times and ended up calling her (gotta love the internet for being able to call my parents through an app from China) and telling her the good news and then I posted it on Facebook and continued my research.

If you think I’m saying research and it’s like “Oh, she’s got a few notes jotted down” I can assure you that you are misled. My Evernote notebook (thank the high heavens for Evernote, even if their customer service hasn’t replied to me) currently has 22 notes in it on everything from expected cost to the international student handbook to financial aid. I’ve got this.

If China has taught me anything these past five months, it’s that I can do anything and, presently, UCD is the anything I’ll do.

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