Friday, February 26, 2010

Explanation -

- so, Uganda was canceled. I'm pretty upset about it. It was all going to work out perfectly... (in my head)

The professor heading up the whole Uganda thing became the director of the Master's program last semester. He wasn't planning on this, so that put a lot of extra things on his plate. Due to that, he hasn't been able to put in as much time to this whole project as he would have normally.

Over the weekend he realized how far behind we were and decided to postpone everything a year.
Bad news - I'll be working full time next summer.
Good news - I'll be working full time next summer!

Right now it's looking like I'll be spending my whole summer in SLC. To that I say - Booo...
Not that I don't like SLC, because I do, but I was really hoping for an international something this coming summer.

International (or at least away from SLC) isn't a complete impossibility. Just tonight I applied for an internship with UNESCO. It's the only application I've filled out that has everything translated into French as well as English.

In talking to my brother about it, while I was trying to decide on which city* to select, out of their numerous options, he said, "It doesn't really matter, As mom would say, 'Don't get your hopes up, it probably won't happen anyway.'"
-not that she'd say those exact words, but, for example, a few months ago my sister wrote on her blog: When coaching Amanda on her speech I found myself sounding a lot like my mom. "Now, if you don't win, don't be upset..." Funny how that happens.- (emphasis added)

Anyway, regardless of where I end up (or where I stay), I'm hopeful that whatever happens will be for the best.

*I ended up selecting Venice just because
I think it'd be amazing to live in Italy for a few months.
But, it probably won't happen anyway...


faith said...

That's too bad. Some day, though, right? And at least you've got a job next summer! :)

Genevieve Beck said...

I'm so sorry. I know you were completely stoked for that. I'll hope for the best on your summer plans.

k. double-u. said...

I hate disappointments like that. I'm crossing my fingers that Venice will pan out. How cool would that be?

Bryson and Tara said...

So sorry, Pea Soup. You know, Bry and I were so sick of Utah and just wanted to get out, but after our 8-month stay in Texas, we were shocked that we were so homesick for Utah! Now, being back here, we don't know why we ever wanted to leave! Funny how that happens...