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Exciting Summer Plans: Clarion West

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by Shannon Fay No Comments

A few weeks ago I was getting ready for a party I was hosting. I had just bought some coke (to go with the rum) and some baguettes (to go with the fancy cheese) and was shying away from the rain by huddling in a cigarette carpeted doorway as I waited for my bus. My phone rang and I fished it out of my pocket:

“Is this Shannon Fay?”

‘Oh crap, it’s the dentist’s office.’ “Yes, this is she.”

“I’m calling to tell you that you’ve been accepted into Clarion West 2014…”

All right, as far as ‘Where were you when you got the call’ stories go, maybe it’s not that exciting. But it made that rainy day into the best day in months, and now when I see that grimy little overhang at the bus stop I smile and want to huddle in there just to try and relive the moment.

I’m going to Clarion West! I’ve been sitting on this for a while, at first because I had been sworn to secrecy (at my party I was grinning like a maniac but couldn’t tell people why), and later on because I’m just too lazy to post here. But I can’t keep quiet any longer (also, writing a blog post earns me some sweet, sweet HabitRPG points).

I am extremely happy to have been accepted to Clarion West. I applied last year, but I actually feel ready this year rather than just willing. It has been amazing getting to know my future classmates through the mind meld (aka a e-mailing list). To see what talented, accomplished people I will be learning aside is very humbling (I comfort myself that I still have plenty of time to forge some fake doctorates to impress them with when we all meet in Seattle).


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