I spent some time this afternoon comforting my darling daughter. She received disappointing news in the mail. She has had her heart set on one college to attend. Even though V and I have strongly encouraged her to have plan B (and C and D if necessary), she has resisted applying anywhere else. But, today she learned that, while she was accepted into the university itself, she was not accepted into the fiercely competitive art/design program there.
After a few moments of mourning, we embarked on a quest for more programs. She is looking for an affordable (HA!!) program with a BFA in Graphic Design. We found a few possibilities this afternoon and the search will continue. At least she still has time to apply to other places. Of course, we also told her that it would be OK if she took a year off between high school and college. We'll see what happens.