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Patience is a virtue I do not Possess…

Just…keep…waiting! (photo used with permission from

Everybody knows the saying ‘patience is a virtue.’ I do not have that virtue in any way shape or form. I don’t like waiting in the lines in the dinning hall for my favorite meals (or any other meals either). I don’t like waiting for people to realize that the light is green. I don’t like to wait for people to notice they are walking at the speed of snails. I don’t like to wait for the printer to print. I don’t like to wait for my laundry or the microwave. I don’t like to wait for my nails to dry or my hair (its frozen once or twice on my way to class). I don’t like to wait for things to load (for this I have been scolded many times for apparently electronics are not for shaking violently). I don’t like to wait for automatic doors(yes I have walked into them when they take too long to open). Clearly I have a problem and this is the tiniest list of examples.

I DON’T LIKE TO WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So when I say I’m doing a quality job of waiting for my R.A. results I mean it. I’m taking my time and waiting as nicely as anyone you’ve ever met. I haven’t paced or growled at the clouds for somehow making me wait longer. I have been just peachy.  That’s not to say I wasn’t impatient throughout out the process. When I want something, I want it. I don’t play around. I’m going to do everything in my power to make it mine. I have wanted this position since I found out it was something that I could potentially have. Since high school I’ve been shooting for this goal, making sure I put the hours in and learned from all my clubs and activities. Making sure that when I got the opportunity I would be a candidate to be reckoned with, that the position should be mine because I am going to be a great R.A.. This may sound a little crazy but it’s true. I have goals and I try my hardest to achieve them.

It’s not like the process was something I wanted to speed through, but I don’t like waiting. I wanted to do it all as soon as possible. I get excited for things that I want and every part of the process was something I wanted to experience to my greatest potential. First was applying, that was relatively quick, then came waiting for my interview. WAITING… I wanted to go as soon as possible. I wanted to be there showing why I should have the position. I wanted to shake hands and explain why I love the Disney princesses and how I have their most respectable traits (that was my creative project :D). When I got to my interview I was early and had to wait. Torture in it’s most pure form. Then, after my interview was Group Day.

Group Day couldn’t come soon enough, it was literally the next day but that didn’t matter. I wanted to be there and experience it. In truth, my expectations were not let down and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was challenging and fun. It was great to get to know other potential R.A.s and then the waiting came.

I’ve been waiting for two weeks now and like nothing before this is worth the wait. If I don’t get it, I’ll just get ready to apply again this fall. When you truly want something, life becomes a waiting game. You play the game and make sure all your pieces are in the right spot at the right time. If you lose a round, you keep going, it’s all part of the wait. The secret is if you wait long enough anything you desire can be yours.

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