It has been 2 weeks since I last blogged. It has also been 2 weeks since I've been in Utah, and only 5 days before I will be leaving Utah. The visit has gone by very quickly, and it has been slightly adventurous, and I got to see almost all of my favorite living breathing people. There are a lot of them here in Utah. One of the highlights of the trip was a long hike in the snow and mud and darkness. Well, making it out alive was the highlight really.
Guys, I have some news. I've only told a handful of people about this because I wasn't sure how to react or what I would do, but I'm getting a little used to the idea so I want to share it now. I got an email on Monday informing me that I had been awarded a fellowship from the University of Louisville. The award is full tuition, health benefits and an $18,000 stipend for 2 years. After the first 2 years I will receive a Graduate Teaching Assistantship for the same amount; for the first 2 there are no work duties.
Like I said, I haven't been sure how to react to this news. I'm a little scared, a little overwhelmed, and slightly convinced that they've made a huge mistake.
On the other hand getting $18,000 with "no work duties" sounds like my kind of job. And really, it is a dream come true. It is a prayer answered.
Guess I'm moving to Louisville this fall.