I DID IT!
Since my last update I was foolishly lingering over past crushes and thinking about just isolating myself from society all together. In a crazy turn of events, I actually got my act together and really focused on myself. I just graduated from CSUF with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Pretty nice achievement right? I am officially done with schooling!!!!
WRONG! I am actually continuing on with graduate school at CSULA. I got accepted into a Master's of Science program in Counseling (concentration in School Psychology).
This is how I feel about that: @*#&&$(EHDUOFBJD:DDDDD
I just am floored that not only CSULA wanted me but CSUN (Northridge) did too! For anyone that knows me and has known me, clearly understands my utter shock. I really just applied just hoping to at least get an interview. That alone was such an achievement for me because no one that I know has ever been accepted to a School Psychology Program (they are super competitive). With that, I already felt like a winner. When I got my acceptance letter from Northridge I literally fell to the floor and started crying. It was like someone just told me "Alex, your lifelong dream of becoming a school psychologist....is turning into reality." It was insane how someone as simple and casual as me could get into such a school. 3 weeks later I get an e-mail from CSULA in how they accepted me into their 2014 cohort. I was in class and was telling my colleague that I probably did not get accepted. But then I opened up the e-mail and literally lost my breath when I read that. I called my mom in tears again and she was so so proud.
So I chose CSULA because:
A.) They offer an MS in counseling, option School Psychology with PPS Credential
B.) They also give you a CWA credential (Child Welfare and Attendance)
C.) BCBA certification to be certified under the board for ABA.
D.) They have a good relationship with the PhD program for UCLA/CSULA in special education
DUH! I was not going to let that opportunity go! Sorry Northridge, but I really wanted to go to CSULA.
I also moved out of Whittier (thank the psychology gods! HA!). I now reside in the amazing city of Long Beach, California. I live with two awesome roommates and honestly could not be happier.
I also signed with CARD to be a behavioral therapist/interventionist. I get to work with autistic kids and make some good money (FINALLY!)
Anyways, I'm hungry and need some food.