I receieved a phone call from Alex Thomas, Clinton School Director of Admissions, offering me a spot off of the waiting list in the Clinton School's fifth class. I was (a) Stunned. People actually get called off the waiting list?; (b) Excited by the propect of diving into this new adventure; and (c) Full of questions--for Alex, for my family, for my friends, for Dean DiPippa regarding concurrent law school enrollment. I remember telling Alex that I needed to sleep on my enrollment decision... for several nights. Conveniently, my niece's birthday was coming up, I would be heading home to celebrate and would get to talk and think things over.
Fast forward 12 months... I'm in Africa. Rwanda, to be exact. Been here over a month now. I guess you know what my decision was. Crazy, right?