So, I did not get into school. I'll be honest - this really shocked me. That probably sounds unbearably conceited, but I have just been working SO HARD for MONTHS to make this happen. I know my application was strong and my interview seemed more like an orientation. I'm really at a loss as to why I wouldn't have been accepted, unless the unbearably generic REJECTION EMAIL (don't even get me started) they sent me was right, and all the applicants were just really strong candidates. Regardless... clearly I will NOT be starting school this spring.
New plan! This fall/winter, I will reapply to grad school. The one that rejected me, and also several others, because I'e learned my lesson about only applying to one school. I still really want to teach, and I'll find a way to make that happen. In the meantime, I have a great new job as an SAT tutor, and I'm really excited about that. I'll have the next year to spend actually working with high school kids to make sure it's really what I want to do. I'm sure that a year spent working as a trained SAT tutor can only stregthen my school applications. And, I can spend the next year making some money instead of being in school full time and completely strapped for cash 24/7.
So, it's not all bad, at all. But I'm not going to lie and say I'm not a little disappointed.