You are awesome! Oh yeah, I ended up deciding to commute as it's like a 45 min drive from where I live and my dad will pay my rent if I stay in this same apt with my brother. Sucks, but at least it looks like I'll be able to start next year. I'm still thinking of applying for a deferral though just to get my money up.
Bella, you are planning on commuting from the Atlanta suburbs to Athens for school? Wow. 316 is a serious stretch of highway. With your dad paying your rent, that's quite a deal, but I am impressed that you are considering this. I am still torn on where to go (husband and dog are in Athens, and I LOVE it here) but my cycle is far from over. I have toyed with the idea of commuting to Emory from Athens (given the Woodruff Fellowship) but the thought turns my stomach. I guess this is because I lived in Atlanta for ten years and driving in that town is damn difficult. I will be curious to see if you decide to make the daily drive!