For now, I’ll refer you to this blog entry, but I’ll be back.
All I can really add to that blog entry is that this year, I’m reliving that story all over again. I thought getting my bachelor’s degree would be the end of my formal education, but here I am applying to graduate schools. It’s not an easy task either. Waiting on pins and needles to hear if I got in, hear if I got funding, etc. I still believe, however, that if I sit around and wait for the news, the world around me isn’t going to wait for me. I have three months left in my undergraduate career, and I’m going to spend it having a blast with the people I love in a place that I love. Make sure that you remember that all you can do is know that you tried your best and that is all you should expect of yourself. Don’t go comparing yourselves to other people who did or did not get in based off of the numbers you listed on your application because that’s just a bad idea. MIT considers a lot more than that, so don’t play that game. It’s not a good way to spend your time. Go have some fun. Enjoy the snow if you’re in Boston and just dealt with the most schizophrenic week of weather ever, or go do something that you know will make you happy. You’ll all get in somewhere, and whether you get in or you don’t, it’s really not the end of the world. You probably don’t want to believe me as I say this, but I hope you really consider it.