I have often said that "God had to trick me to learn ASL, but I'm SOOO GLAD He did!!!" That rings true as much now, maybe more so, than ever before! I have to thank a few more people, though! I have just submitted my paperwork and video essay for admission to Gallaudet University's Hearing UnderGrad program in the fall of 2013. I must say, I am nervous about my chances of being accepted, but I HAD to apply!!! I would rather be denied than not have tried! I must thank Jon Vaughan and Kari Olney for writing recommendations for me! ( I think so anyway, I didn't actually read the contents of them.) I also thank Kari for recording my video essay which I may have the guts to post at some point. YOU ROCK DEAF MOM!!! I also have to thank Zims and the Cool Crazy Chica for helping me prepare for my video essay. Ladies, I know you felt like I was too hard on myself, but I REALLY DO appreciate your help!!! And I can't forget my signer friends and each of you who reads this blog. I REALLY want your comments on this post...good, bad, or ugly!!! (Don't worry, I added most of the exclamation points and caps for the blog version. YOU KNOW HOW I ROLL!!!) And I will let you know the decision, accepted or denied. Here is my written admissions essay. You know I tend to be wordy, so it's gonna take a few minutes to read. Let's dive right in, shall we!