On Friday afternoon I went to my mailbox and was surprised to see a letter from Pitt. I had been expecting a response to my application in March, but by 4pm on Friday my mind was on the weekend, not school or graduate school! I opened the envelope and read the first line. I’d been admitted to the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Pitt, and now I have a decision to make! I was equally excited, proud and suddenly stressed. As I read over the letter, I found that, not only did I have a big decision to make between going to Emory or Pitt, but Pitt wanted my decision on Monday (today)!!!! That left two days to decide what school I’d attend next year and where I would live. Needless to say, my weekend was not as carefree as I had hoped. I spend the days weighing the options, discussion the decision with my friends and family, and making a huge pro vs. con list. There is a lot to consider: the school, the size, where I would be living, and whether or not I want to move away from Pittsburgh for the first time. I knew I wouldn’t be able to make the decision in two days, so I called the Office of Admission at Pitt this morning and asked for some more time. They gave me a week extension to decide. I have to keep thinking, getting good advice, and deciding what is best for me. I’ll let you know what I decide!