So I entered the 3×4 poster symposium that the faculty of arts is putting on. I won first prize at the undergraduate level! I’m really pleased with myself. It’s nice to receive such a positive response for work I’ve done especially since I have gotten bad news from UAlberta. Apparently they are no longer offering to teach conservation in that program. However they did say my application was impressive. I have decided to take them at their word and try not to blame myself too much. This prize definitely has helped to restore my confidence in myself. I am so ridiculous because they clearly stated in the letter that their reason for denying me admission was because they could not provide me with the education I want (and I wouldn’t accept anything less!) and yet I still feel as though I have failed somehow. I still haven’t heard from Queen’s. Had there been a positive response from them I would have expected to hear from them way before now, and I definitely expected a rejection letter this week. Who knows what is really going to happen… I’ve gotten more used to this uncertain future thing, and I have a plan for any eventuality. I feel confident enough to say that I think things will work out for the best in the end!