CAO offer and fresh beginnings!21:23:00
This morning at 6 o' clock, applicants of the CAO system received their offers, myself included. I felt a similar sensation of anxiety filling my stomach as I did on Wednesday morning when I received my leaving cert results.
I was awake, eyes wide, two hours prior to offers. A poster on boards.ie had a copy of a page with the minimum point requirements to access one to certain courses from the Irish independent. I was definitely curious when i saw this on twitter. My future was on the internet on a link a poster had shared. I scrolled through many pictures until I came to the course list of University College Dublin (UCD), my preferred college. I fell in love with the place on my visit in November. I finally saw it, food science. Right beside it was the minimum points which read 490. The course increased by a further 20 points. Reading that number crushed me for a second. Any hope I had for getting this course had vanished in an instant. I continued searching again, in fear that I hadn't received my second offer in UCD for Agricultural Science. Beside Ag. Science read 465, the exact number of points I had from my exams. Later that morning the offer for Ag. Science was confirmed and I accepted it.
This is a course I would never have expected myself to get into in a million years. It most certainly is going to be different to anything I have done before in school. I'll be introduced to sciences I am no longer familiar with like physics and chemistry as well as having a class which is the same size as my secondary school. Life is full of surprises and I'm hoping I'll love this course as much as I would have loved Food Science.
What matters is that I have gotten into third level education. As daunting as it may be, it was well needed. I need to get out of my shell, live with and meet new people and continually grow more independent. I am happy to say that I am now a UCD student and I am starting a fresh canvas of adventures there!
I hope to put updates on this blog about my adventures.
I hope everyone is happy with their offers.
See you soon,
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