If there was one thing that I learned this past year, it was that not getting in to TaLK Korea was a good thing for me. I’ve gone with the titled saying for years, but not until recently have I started to pick it up again.
So once again, I’ve gone into a unplanned frenzy and decided to apply to TaLK, but also this time… I’m applying for an exchange.
I checked my email this afternoon, and this is what I found:
We regret to inform you that your application was not selected by the Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program as it was not competitive with the rest of the applicant pool.
Sigh. Yes. A rejection letter. *insert sad face*.. no, more like *disappointed face*. =/
I had this feeling that I wasn’t going to get in since weeks ago… but having had a history of pessimistic thoughts, I figured you know… there was a chance! Actually, I still feel like maybe they’ll change their minds and maybe put me on the waiting list or something. But that is pathetic thinking, so I’ll stop.
I’ve been feeling a -little- bit anxious/nervous for this lately. Not too much. Just a little.
Been trying to keep my excitement and hopes contained in case of disappointing results, but it’s so difficult!! There are so many things that would sort themselves out if this worked out for me. I remember the month I was preparing/applying I couldn’t stop dreaming about it and feeling giddy about it at random points during the day. I’d imagine all the things I would do — all the things I COULD do… and I’d just feel… bliss.
Dear TaLK Applicant:
Thank you for the time and effort you have invested in applying for the TaLK Program.
This email has been sent to inform you that your application is still under review.
Seoul TaLK Office
Sigh, when I saw this email’s preview, I got so nervous in a millisecond. Kind of reminded me how much I’m riding on the hopes of this thing… sigh, please let me in. I’ve used my 11:11s and other wishes on this.
Your application has passed the initial screening process, and will soon be forwarded to the Seoul TaLK Office for the final review.
The acceptance decision will be made within 2~3 weeks after the Seoul TaLK Office has received all of your application documents.
I don’t really have much to say about it, I guess it went fine. I thought of things on the way back that I could have some, but just one or two, otherwise I can pretty much say I did the best I could at that point.