Ah, spring break! A time to decompress, relax, breath deep, and preapre for the final haul of projects and work that looms over us all. For some of you, this also means the end of a long wait. One day to go, Candidates! You soon will be getting a decision in the mail that will change your course for better. "But wait, William, you charismatic blogger," you say, waving your hand. "Isn't the saying 'For better or for worse'?" And I would say you would be right. But that saying does not apply. No matter what decision comes next week, you should know that it is only a positive one, even if it may seem negative at first. And of course, the strangest things may surprise you in ways you never would have imagined. So, here comes my tale of how I found out my Olin Admission's Decision, also know as Decision Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Myself.
Our story begins a week and a year ago today, the day before Spring Break at my High School. I talked to my friend, a very good friend of mine, who's name is Josh. Josh is a swimmer, a navy guy, and a general all around guy, and the scrawny nerd me was always amazed that we, despite our differences, became such good friends through computer science. So, I talked with him after class and asked if he could stop by my house the next Friday. He, of course, asked why. Now, Olin's online portal was going down for maitnence the week they were releasing decisions for my year, so the UPS package would arrive well before I could check online. That wouldn't be a problem, however, I was going to be away on a famly vacation over spring break, and wouldn't be back until the decisions were posted online anyway. It was quite the pickle. But Josh said he was going to be around the area my house was anyway, so he'd stop by! I was estatic, and I thanked him so much for helping me out.