Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Hot News!

DarlingDaughter has reached a decision
(awestruck silence)

At 4.56 this afternoon, she clicked "accept" on the UCAS website, so, from October 2006 she will be reading English at......................


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..................................................................................................................................... CARDIFF!!!!

Decision made largely on the basis of a last minute interest in psychology as a subsidiary subject, which she would not be able to do at any of the other universities which had offered her a place....so now we just have to hope and pray that she finds that as rivetting as she anticipates. I'm kind of wondering if she's been unduly influenced by reading "Regeneration"...but hey, she had to find some way of finally committing herself,- and all of the options were horribly attractive.

Actually, she is on a roll this week, as she departs for 6 weeks English teaching in Thailand (courtesy of a gap year programme called Dragonfly, which she assures me is not a front for white slavers) so has been doing all sorts of very atypical things (she's another ENFP, surprisingly enough), - such as committing to fly hither and yon on particular dates, arranging finance, and even sorting out registered post for her passport and visa. One way and another, I'm remarkably proud of her.
I do suspect, though, that I will be very tearful off and on over the next 7 days...this is the beginning of the nest-emptying process, and I'm not sure I'll ever be quite ready for it.

10 comments:

Mumcat said...

Congrats to DD and her mum!

Ruth said...

It must be a very mixed experience for you emotionally - but it seems to me that she has made some excellent choices - exciting travels and a fantastic choice of degree, all backed by a really supportive, open and loving mum. You must be so proud and she's so lucky to have you.

Songbird said...

Hurray! It's a relief once the decision is made. I hope she will be very happy at Cardiff.

Mary said...

How well I remember that decisive click almost exactly a year ago - DD must, like A, have taken it almost to the UCAS wire. How obliging of her to give you such an easy journey. I'm sure it will be all she hopes for. And you are certainly right about maternal reactions to gap year travels and beyond - I'm only grateful that A isn't in Sri Lanka now, although I am waiting to hear if the university diving trip to Dahab is going ahead or not....

Caroline said...

nice one!

peripateticpolarbear said...

Can I say that "reading English" with a subsidiary study in psychology just sounds so much classier than majoring in English and minoring in Psych??

Congrats to all involved--those that clicked yes and those that birthed and raised those that clicked yes.

serena said...

Hurrah! Glad all is well (albeit with a few wibbly feelings!)

Rainbow dreams said...

Excellent :-) How exciting and daunting at the same time

sally said...

I'm still not ready and mine are long gone!!!!

jo(e) said...

I know the feeling. Boy in Black just sent his college stuff in this morning.

It's such a mix of emotions -- pride and happiness and sadness too. It's hard to let them go.