This year I'm turning 40. It is not a big deal to me personally. But, it seems to be such a big deal to everyone else. So I'm milking it for all it is worth. So what do you suppose most people (in my socioeconomic 1%) request for a 40th? A trip to Hawaii. Weekend in Chicago? I want to go to NYC by myself to attend the Readers Workshop at Columbia Teachers College. Surprised? It confirms me as the ultimate teacher geek! That's okay. I own it.
Sadly, I am sitting watching the clock until August 6, and have yet to hear back from the people at Columbia. I know I just need to be patient and trust. If I'm not supposed to go, I just have to accept it. I even tried to develop a relationship with one of the people who gives you the token waiting list email. Every time I open my email, I am desperately searching for the Columbia people in the inbox.
I guess that is why they call it a waiting list.