reminder to y’all this week
hey my lovely followers and the ppl who stalk this blog,
i’m going to have another wonderful, busy week at school coming up so i decided to make a post today.
i know ivy day is thursday and that berkeley/stanford and nyu (i think) release this week, so i just wanted to reiterate that where you’re accepted or rejected doesn’t define you as a person.
the fact that you guys took the time to apply to such wonderful, prestigious schools shows all of you guys are talented, valuable individuals. you are all kind, smart, beautiful and important, and unfortunately that’s hard to come across on what…the (10?) pages of the commonapp.
the admissions committee didn’t see you guys pull that all nighter to get that A on that hard ap chem final. the summer you spent taking endless SAT and ACT practice tests. you dancing until your feet bleed or running down the track until you’re out of breath, then heading home to confront a long night of homework.
they don’t see you guys helping out your little brother, opening doors for elderly people or how your eyes sparkle when you talk about a subject or hobby you’re truly passionate about.
i want you all to remember that no matter what those ivies, stanford, berkeley, or nyu (or other colleges coming out this week) decide, you guys will all be successful and reach your goals if you have the motivation and desire to do so. it’s what you do at college, not where you go.
i know that’s hard to believe, because it seems like everyone in the world is obsessed with the “prestige” of a college. i know some of you guys probably are too. but i hope that in 2-5 years, you’ll look back upon ivy day or the day after and realize that you love your college and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
if any of you guys do get into the college of your dreams this week, congrats. you deserved it for all those nights that you stayed up working and studying and going above and beyond what was expected of you.
and if that’s not the case, i’m so sorry. rejection sucks. but it won’t be the end of the world, no matter how many hours you spend crying and rereading your application wondering what went wrong (trust me, there was nothing amiss with your app) i promise you will pull yourselves together, become stronger and gain perspective.
it’s their loss, not yours. although you may not feel like that in the heat of the moment, you will feel like that someday. i promise.
sending positivity and hugs to y’all this week, PM me and let me know what colleges y’all are still waiting on!