The Bad News
I didn't get accepted. On the other hand, I didn't expect to get in this year. This particular school gives priority to re-applicants. Meaning that everyone who applied last year and applied again this year were first on the "waiting list" and the spots filled up quickly.
The Good News
The email I received also stated that every single person who re-applied this year got into the program. Meaning that if I apply again next year I'm somewhat guaranteed admittance. I'll take it. I could use some certainty in my life right now.
And maybe this will work out for the best. My current plan is to continue doing what I'm doing for another year and then finally move on again. I've saved up a few thousand dollars over the past 7 months and an extra year of income will help out even more -- translation: I wasn't looking forward to begging for a loan from a family member to go back to school. I'm tired of borrowing money and I'll rather save up the money myself.
- Work and save money for another year.
- A year from now, get an apartment, go back to school for 2 years, and earn a professional degree that I can use.
- Get a job that will pay 2-3 times as much as I'm making now and be able to pay all my bills and live relatively comfortably.