My mom has a rule: “if the college you want to go to is out of state, it has to be Seventh-Day Adventist.”
I want to be a filmmaker. I assumed SDA schools don’t have film classes. So I decided that I’m still going to apply to an SDA school, but I’m not gonna go. I’m gonna go to a school in my state.
So I’m applying to three different SDA schools: Andrews University, La Sierra University, and Southern Adventist University. For each college they give you a list of majors and you have to choose one. At first I was going to choose the same major for each one, but they all had different ones.
For Andrews I picked a communications program.
For Southern I chose Fine Arts.
And for La Sierra….. Film/TV and Screenwriting!!!!!!
So an SDA school did have a film program!!! Yay!!!
I choose that one as my top choice.
I was thinking I can’t wait to tell my mom.
My mom came home work. I decide to tell her I got accepted to La Sierra instead of saying I just applied. And you know what she told me…YOU CAN’T GO THERE. It’s too far she says. (La Sierra is in California, I live in the Midwest). (I was expecting her to say, “Yay! Good for you!” Then I would say, “I actually just applied, but hopefully I get accepted”).
Whoa there! Say what?????
My mom never said anything about distance. I finally found my dream school and I can’t even go there. For the first time ever I’m not mad at my mom, but disappointed. How can she do this to me?
I’m pretty sad right now, so I’m going to watch some Glee and pray about this.