I’m not sure if what I feel is excitement or just nervous energy. Yes, college acceptance letters are due out on or before April 1st. A lot of the colleges nowadays are opting to go the online route, whereas you’re provided log in information, a password and a date. The news could be disappointing; a rejection to some could mean the end of the world but then again who knows? You could very well be one of the lucky ones ...
My oldest daughter is in the same predicament and I have to add that she seems to take everything in stride – well, definitely 100x better than my husband and I are taking it at the moment. It’s agonizing and how I wished that there were some magical pill that could put us out of our misery!
As I proceeded to type my blog entry tonight, I could hear my husband furiously searching Google for all the stats and acceptance rates for the schools our daughter applied to. He would occasionally yell out, 15! 23! 7! and I really have no clue which schools he was referring to. I'm amazed that he's not asking SIRI ... but seriously, I think the man has lost his marbles! And to think – we researched these numbers last year and a month ago, and even just a week ago!
I’m not sure how to feel but I do know that I can't wait to get some relief. Will it be a week of welcomes? Or will it be a week of sorrys? Either way, an answer will be terrific! Even if they are not the right ones. I know and my daughter knows that rejections will not mean the end of the world. In fact I am a big believer that all rejection does is push you to make better decisions or influence you to take a step towards the next step of your journey. It might not be the path you wanted in the first place but perhaps it’s the path that was meant for you.
We’ve been saving a 1993 Dom Perignon for our 20th wedding anniversary, which is coming around this summer. Perhaps, in the next few days we’ll find a better reason or
occasion to pop that cork sooner rather than later. I'm not actually too sure what the state of that champagne is by now ... does it age like wine?
To the high-school class of 2013, this is your moment … Congratulations!