by Gabriela Garcia
I was at home trying to video tape my final presentation for my British Literature class, when my phone buzzed, signaling the arrival of an email. However, it had been the third time trying to get the presentation 'just right' and under three minutes, but I was completely frustrated with myself because I continued to fumble my words and I kept going over three minutes. I decided 'you know what, let me just check my email.' I saw that the email title read "The Terry Foundation" and I froze. After a couple seconds, I simultaneously clicked the email and I closed my eyes, because I wanted to know, but I was scared. When I finally opened my eyes the email read "Please see the attached results..." and I felt my nerves plummet and then heighten again. As a result, I did the same thing, I clicked the attachment and I closed my eyes. When I opened them, I read the first line and I could not believe it. I remember re reading the first line over and over until I made my self believe it. Then I composed myself just enough to run to my mom's room where I yelled, "me dieron la beca!" (I received the scholarship). Then my mom and I screamed with excitement as tears overflowed from both our eyes. It was truly a life changing moment, and I cannot wait to see what comes next!