So, as I said before, the first thing I needed to do was get a new laptop. Mine had been on the brink of death for at least a year if not two and no matter how many times I asked my parents for a new one, they wouldn't get it. So... I did what I had to do: Black. Friday.
You may call me crazy but I was desperate. I found a super nice laptop and it had a really good deal with it (It's about $700 now, and it was priced at $300) From about 11:00 on Thanksgiving night until 5:00 a.m. when Best Buy opened, my dad and I sat outside in line freezing our butts off. We met some really nice people and made a few memories and best of all by the end of it, I had a new laptop.
By now I was determined that I was going to apply for Fall Advantage 2010. I think this was when I finally joined the Fall Facebook Group. I was hesitant to post at first because I didn't want to get to know everybody and then not get in. Finally I just said "screw it."
I posted in a few threads and started one about Prince Charming coming to my house [I'll post that link <<here>> because it's a good story :)] but I was still playing it safe. I even downloaded AIM so I could chat if I ever got the chance, but it seemed like I always missed everybody else.
While this was going on, in December I found out that the television station was cutting pay, which was leaving me with no source of income. There was one opening and it was between me and one of my best friends. The final decision was left up to one of our teachers and he took forever to decide. The closer it got to him making the decision, the more and more I just knew I wouldn't get the job, but somehow I knew that if I didn't get this job then I would DEFINITELY get into the CP.
Finally, one Wednesday I was going to one of my classes that I have with this teacher (side note: I have two classes with this teacher and the best friend in question has all the same classes as me), and as I pulled into the parking lot I actually said out loud "I wish he would just tell me I didn't get the job so I can stop wondering." That day, in class Laura (my friend) got a text from her boss/my former boss telling her that she got the job, and somehow they decided that she should be the one to tell me.
After class she pulled me aside and told me and... yeah, I was a little disappointed because I was the one who got her the job she had in the first place. When it came down to it I guess, we both have the same qualifications and honestly, my teacher just probably picked a name out of a hat.
To preface what I'm about to say, I am a Christian. No, I'm not going to try to convert you or preach fire and brimstone, but I believe what happened next was sort of a God thing. You may call it coincidence, and if that's what you think, then so be it- I won't argue with you. but remember how I said that I felt that if I didn't get the job, I would get the CP? Well, this Wednesday in question was January 20th-AKA the day applications for the CP went up. I believe that when God closes one door he opens another and for applications to go up the same day I lost this job was just even more of sign that I would get into the CP- something I've waited years (compared to weeks with the other job) to do- That's my sermon for the day. Ha!
Next time: Applications