The hope of my being accepted into this school was one of the driving forces behind moving the family out to Indiana. When Noah and I first got married I would sometimes throw out how much I would love to go to IU, but I didn't see it as a real possibility until Noah got a job offer in Columbus, Indiana (40 miles away from the school). And here we are!
In addition to the esteem this school holds, I have history here. My mom was a child in Bloomington while my grandpa worked on his doctorate. My grandpa's health is currently declining, so I feel especially proud right now to have this connection with him--to walk the same halls he walked many years ago. I got to talk to him yesterday and give him the news right after I found out.