Can't Win for Losing Sometimes
Within a matter of weeks, York University has assisted me in finding not just 1 supervisor, but 2 (both from York, both willing to supervise long distance so that I can get this done). I am starting 2 pieces of research that will benefit the programs at work as well. It was amazing that they were willing and eager to do this, as it is such an unusual situation. The profs both said they had a look at my records and my marks, and felt I had worked to long & hard for them to throw more road blocks in my way. Great, some success! I was feeling GREAT!
So I finally got that straightened away, and I went to enroll and pay my tuition fees. GUESS WHAT, the registrars office at York has de enrolled me because I didn't take a course over the past 2 semesters. AHHHH..........I CAN'T WIN FOR LOSING. So............I have to go through the whole process of submitting an application to re enroll. This can take 3 to 4 weeks. AHHHH........ I say again!
I received a phone call from one of the professors today. I find out she is the head of the Psych Department at Atkinson College (college for mature students..............YES I AM MATURE!). She is aware of what has happenned and stated that she will intervene if there are any difficulties with getting re enrolled. This is GOOD! She is also willing to start working now on the study I want to do, she does not see the need to wait for me to get officially registered................BONUS! We've set up times to have telephone conferences and have set up strategies on how I will send her updates on my work (OH NO, now I can't procrastinate and do it all at the last minute as I usually do). The other bonus is that she is very interested in a project that we are working on here in Calgary and is willing to provide us with some support and potential partner with us around doing some community research..........DOUBLE BONUS!
So the moral of the story.................When you think you can't win for losing, don't give up, the glass is always half full, and there are always creative and inovative ways to find solutions!