This thread is dedicated to the members of SDN who have greatly encouraged me in my optometry school application process. I had planned on making this thread extra long and detailed, but I realized that most people don't have a whole hour to spare when reading a thread. The following members have been a GREAT source of encouragement to me: nytp, likwidfruit, eyeballinbruin, bigdumy, mewcakes, kiwi5frog and dawgod. Each and every one of you have been a great source of inspiration to me whether you realize it or not. I know I have spoken to some of you through pm on this forum and some of you have had your posts lurked by me. Anywho, it was your kind words and sharing of vital information that I have kept in mind throughout this LONG process. I am now enrolling in optometry school 2011 and I have you guys partly to thank.