Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Waiting for a phone call

Well for the past 2 weeks I've been waiting for the phone call that could change my whole life forever.
First, a little story about why it's so important.
Back in October, I made the decision to apply for the Canadian Forces under the Regular Officer Training Program. Basically what this means is that the Canadian Forces pays for me to go to their university (Royal Military College), or they front the money to send me to a civilian university. This is a very competitive program, and only about 500 applicants make it every year or so.
As far as marks go, I think I'm pretty set. I graduated with an 86% average after taking a semester after I had finished grade 12. Also, with the tests that I had to take through the CF, I did really well. I passed the CFAT (Aptitude Test) with flying colours, and was one out of the 20% of people that passes the Air Crew test. My medical went over well, after straightening out a possible kink in my application (I used to have asthma).
Anyways, the selection board sat and went through all of the applications a couple of weeks ago, and I was told to expect a phone call within the few weeks after that.
I'm starting to get very anxious, sitting at home just waiting for that one phone call, the most important phone call I think I will ever receive. Even though if I don't get in, I'll still have a fairly good deal through the other universities I applied for, I just think it would be in my best interest to serve my country through such an incredible program.
And so the wait continues!

26 comments:

  1. Pretty good post interesting to see where it all goes from here!

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  2. Good luck, my fellow Canuck!

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  3. good luck with your future career!

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  4. do you really think this is the right decision

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  6. good luck from your friend down south!

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  7. Good luck, I was thinking about doing Army OCS in the states after college.

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  8. Thanks everyone.
    And Mike, is that somewhere along the same lines as OCS?

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  9. Did you see the movie : Zeitgeist addendum ? You should check it before taking any decisions.

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  10. Takes a brave man to serve their country. best of luck dude.

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  11. Your work on this blog is great! keep it up!

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  12. I hope everything goes well for you! best of luck to you!

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  13. Good luck!! And asthma's a bitch.

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  14. good luck and i hope you get that phone call you so righteously deserve.

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  16. good luck hope u get it im going to follow you!

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  17. wish you good luck with that call :) +followed

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  18. good luck with it bud. Hope the wait isn't too painful!

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