metro mama

Friday, March 02, 2007

Good Enough After All

Thank-you for all your supportive comments yesterday. You really made me feel better.

I felt even better when I received an email from York a short time later offering me a full-time spot with a research and graduate assistantship and a scholarship! I hadn’t really thought about doing it full-time, but this changes everything. The scholarship will cover the tuition and the assistantships will cover the childcare, and then some. Plus, I think Cakes would only benefit from a few days of nursery school each week. It is getting harder to keep her stimulated at home. I also think it will be good for me.

This will postpone our baby-making plans by a few months, but that’s OK. This way, I’ll finish the program in August 2008 and will finally (finally!) be done. It would not be easy slugging away at it part-time for the next four years with a toddler as well as a newborn.

So friends, I am happy, happy, happy. I hope the U of T offer comes through in April so I can turn it down.

Please send your ROFL nominations to by Wednesday, March 7 and we will announce them on Friday, March 9. Email me if you’d like to be added to our mailing list. Thanks!



Blogger Gabriella said...

lots of congrats to you!!! And a scholarship to boot, that's just even better.
And Cakes would love a few days at're right it does get a little harder to keep them stimulated at home!

12:48 PM  
Blogger NotSoSage said...

Congratulations! Much better news.

1:59 PM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

WOW! I just read your previous post and then read this great news...congratulations, MM. That's fantastic. I hope U of T comes back too, so you can say THANKS, BUT NO THANKS!!


And look for an email from me soon; I have someone I want to give an ROFL award to. I just have to dig through her archives and find her post.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Congrats!!! :)

2:23 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

That's great! Congrats!

2:39 PM  
Blogger cinnamon gurl said...

Hey, that's great!! Congrats!

2:45 PM  
Anonymous ali said...

awesome! that's great news!

screw u of t!!

3:37 PM  
Blogger bubandpie said...

Fantastic! Full-time is REALLY the way to go for grad school - you'll get so much more out of the experience that way. Congratulations!

3:59 PM  
Blogger Mouse said...


I know I wouldn't be doing grad school if it weren't for the tuition waiver and extra stipend! Doesn't pay for much, but it sure changes the equation.

I wanted to say before that it's so bizarre U of T was deferring a part-timer because of numbers--they're more likely to have full-time students and those are the ones they really need to worry about in terms of finances. But how nice to not need them!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Ms. Porter said...

Congratulations to you, clearly someone recognizes your hard work.
Everything happens for a reason...........

6:52 PM  
Blogger Bloor West Mama said...


7:02 PM  
Blogger SciFi Dad said...

Good for you! York's a really good place too. My sister did her PhD there and loved it.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

Congratulations to you! That's wonderful!
I'm thinking the same thing about my baby needing a bit more outside stimulation too, so I think your Cakes will have a fantastic time at nursery school.

7:19 PM  
Blogger something blue said...

Yay! Another reason to celebrate. Congrats!

7:29 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Wow! That is so great! It's nice to have it over in a year - in the grand scheme of things, that is really little time. It will go really fast and it will feel so good to have it all finished. Wow! And with bells on and everything! I am so pleased for you.

And truly, I am of the opinion that at least part time daycare is a good thing, to be honest. It gives everyone involved some time to do their own thing and have a bit of independence.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Redneck Mommy said...

Well Metro Mama, I've seen you around, but I did not know you were a Canadian girl! I would have been knocking at your door a whole lot sooner.

I'm fairly stalkerish that way...just giving you a heads up!

Thanks for visiting me, and I'll be back...said in my best Arnold voice.

8:38 PM  
Blogger kgirl said...

hazaa! that is so exciting - congratulations!

9:04 PM  
Blogger s@bd said...



what a great plan!

11:27 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...



Way to go, lady. You deserve it, and York deserves you.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous alicia (ali) said...

thats friggin rad julie! let me know how hot the boys are this semester!

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay good for you!
I can attest to how difficult it is to get the damn thing done once you have a baby.
Full-time is the way to go.
Lisa b

4:19 PM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

my first visit, but I'm glad I got to meet you on a high note. WHoo Hoo! Congrats!

10:01 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

Metro....I have been off line since the big storm on Wednesday...

Funny how a slap in the face (UofT) can turn around and be a pat on the back.

I am happy you are content with the way things turned out. You deserve much and you will get it.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous jen said...

woohoo. now we're talking. it's always the right door, but it's hard when the seemingly right one closes before we get to it.


5:24 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

All right! Good for you. Sounds trite to say that things happen for a reason, but there it is. ;-)

9:10 PM  
Blogger ewe are here said...

AND a scholarship!?!

Congratulations! Fantastic news!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

Congratulations, MM! That's fabulous news!!! :)

8:05 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Why I haven't I left my congratulations yet? I'm sorry for the belated well wishes. What a great thing for you. I'm excited for you.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Wow wow wow. Just getting caught up on this AMAZING news ... really makes up for the crappy UofT thing. HOORAY. I am so happy for you.

8:32 PM  

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