First off, congratulations to Chelsea Link on her acceptance to college(s). It is rewarding to have your passions and joys lead to further success.
7 of the nation’s top universities want her, 17 April 2008, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
In what has been called the most competitive year ever for college admissions, Chelsea Link defied the odds to get accepted into Yale. Then Harvard.
Then came the fat envelopes from Princeton, Columbia, University of Chicago, Stanford and Northwestern University.
Despite that accomplishment, what caught my eye was an observation by Chelsea’s mother.
Despite all this excellence, Link’s mother shared her daughter’s angst.
“I’d wake up in the middle of the night and wonder: ‘Whatever made me think that [home schooling] would be looked upon favorably?’ ” said Cindi Link, who prepared detailed course descriptions for the applications.
I called that waking up, the ‘two a.m. willies.’ They struck more than once.
Again, congratulations to both Chelsea, and her mom.