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In a world of social media, Maudy Ayunda noted it was easier to lose sight of who we are and become distracted from our goals. The 22-year-old Oxford graduate says confidence and authenticity are key to achieving goals, as well as pulling off great style. (Courtesy of Pomelo/File)
Actress and singer Maudy Ayunda shared the good news on Instagram on Monday that she has been admitted to the Master of Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She wrote that she was so happy.
A few days ago, I received my acceptance to Harvard University for a Masters in Education. I was so happy a short caption would not do it justice. It felt surreal, and I was brought back to a moment two years ago, when I walked the rain-splattered steps towards John Harvard’s statue. Tourists and visitors had to line up to capture their moment alongside the statue, and while waiting for my turn - I looked around at the surrounding establishment, enraptured by the intimidating aura that was Harvard. Even in the humidity and rain, I was drawn to its red bricks and the promise of learning it had to offer. I am now engulfed in a multitude of emotions. Excitement, certainly. Gratitude, definitely. But most importantly, I am reminded once again that dreams, when broken down into concrete goals, become achievable plans. And that hard work and commitment to a vision, will reap results. See next post. ❤️
An hour after her post, Maudy revealed more good news, saying that she currently faces a beautiful dilemma, as she found out that she was also accepted to Stanford’s MBA program. “[…] another big dream of mine […],” she wrote.
But the story doesn’t end there. Currently I face a beautiful dilemma, because I also heard back from another big dream of mine: acceptance to Stanford‘s MBA program. (Yay is an understatement!) . You gotta understand - I HONESTLY didn’t think I would get in. The acceptance rate was crazy low, and at every step of the application I had to remind myself not to get my hopes up. It was a near impossibility to get in. So imagine the ecstatic shock of receiving that call from Palo Alto. The conversation itself was a blur as I mouthed “oh my god” to my parents. Lesson learned: Dreams are funny things. The most unlikely ones can catch you off guard. Anyways... thought I‘d share this story with all of you - you’ve been such an integral part of my journey and I would like to express my gratitude for your role in getting me here. Thank you for following and listening to the stories I tell. I have yet to decide. I already am leaning towards one of these opportunities, but I’ll share my decision when the time comes. x Mod
Maudy graduated from Oxford University in late 2016, where she enrolled for a degree in philosophy, politics and economics.
After her graduation, she continued her singing and acting career, while also publishing books and taking part as a speaker at events such as the Diaspora Convention and Supermentor 20.
Read also: Maudy Ayunda's journey of self-discovery
At the time of writing, Maudy has yet to decide which university she will attend. On her Instagram post, she also thanked her followers whom she considers to be an integral part of her journey.
“Thank you for following and listening to the stories I tell, […] I’ll share my decision when the time comes,” she wrote. (mut)
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