Because I must be dreaming. I got an acceptance letter from USC today, and I am BEYOND ecstatic! My mom went there, so naturally, I grew up watching Trojan football (with an obvious disdain for UCLA). I don't know... A lot of people told me I would be able to get in, but being the stubborn, pessimistic, minimal-self-esteem-having person I am, I would not believe a word until it happened.
And I'm so glad it did! I think I'm going to run around and scream for a bit.