Your College Acceptance Letter Does Not Determine The Rest Of Your Life

Your College Acceptance Letter Does Not Determine The Rest Of Your Life

It may feel like it does, but honey, it does not. Trust me.

There are few things more anxiety provoking than the 24 hours leading up to the moment of truth: opening your decision letter from the school of your dreams.

Everyone tells you it will be OK, that everyone ends up happy, but you can only see this one way. It seems like if you don't get into this one school your life is over, but I promise life takes you exactly where you belong. Have a little faith in that and a little faith in yourself.

No matter where you end up, college is the best four years of your life; take in every moment!

1. The night before

Sleep? The night before I hear back from my dream school? Yeah right. In less than twenty-four hours, I’ll know whether my dreams are coming true or being crushed. So on that note, catch me hysterically crying at 11 p.m. and pacing around my room at 4 a.m.

I can’t believe tomorrow is the day; I've been reading about this day on college confidential since like four months ago. I’ve wanted to go to this school since I could speak. They better not reject me now.

2. The morning of

Forget breakfast, I can't even stomach my coffee today. I also have no idea how I’m driving to school because my legs will not stop shaking. If one person wishes me good luck or asks me how I am, I may have to scream in his/her face.

I better be getting in my car tomorrow decked out in my school. If not, I'm not going. Not tomorrow and not ever again.

3. Noon

I can’t pay attention in this class, or any other class for that matter, for one more day. If I don't get in, I’m gonna have to try so hard in school for so many more months. I can’t do it. Senioritis is getting the best of me. Please accept me. PLEASE.

In three-and-a-half hours I’ll know about the rest of my life, and this decision WILL make or break me. I can’t see myself anywhere else. Oh boy, these people that I don't even know are actually about to ruin my life. I hope everyone is praying for me.

4. 2:30 PM

I need to leave school now. It is officially anxiety attack time. I can’t be here surrounded by people anymore because I can't hold back my tears for one more second. I am racing home. I’m not stopping at a single red light. I’m going 100 miles per hour. I need my bed, I need my mom and I need to refresh the portal every other second. I’m out of here. Hopefully, I make it home.

5. The moment we've all been waiting for: 5:00 P.M.

It’s time. I can’t look. This cannot actually be happening. I can’t even click my trackpad, my hand is shaking too much. I can’t see my screen because all I've done for the past three hours is cry. I can’t look. OK. I’m doing it.

One, two…. no, I can’t.

Maybe my mom should check for me, but then again, this is something I have to do on my own. If I want to go to college I have to be mature enough to handle this.

OK. I’m doing it. Right now. I have to rip the band-aid. Fingers crossed, toes crossed, knees crossed, eyes crossed. Everyone cross everything. It’s happening. Right. Now…

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All Majors Should Take A Television Course

You'll thank me later.

This quarter I started my first film/TV class. It's an introductory level course to television genres. While my major is writing related (journalism,) I'm not creative when it comes to storylines and actually creating.

Honestly, I wasn't really sure what to expect going in as some of the main reasons I enrolled were only because it fulfilled a general requirement and was offered online, lightening my load as a commuter this year.

It's only the fourth week of the course and I love it.

As a non-film/TV major, it's an intro level course so it's taught in basic vocabulary that any tv watcher can understand. Our "textbooks" consists of chapters explaining the fame and history of some of the most recognizable television shows in history. I never really considered how different certain types of shows can be and how much goes into each of them. You learn so many fun facts and details about some of your favorite old television shows.

So far, assignments have consisted of watching specific episodes of sitcoms like "Roseanne" and "Friends," dramas like "LOST" and classics like "I Love Lucy" and relating them to lecture topics. The readings aren't dreadful either because they're filled with details we as watchers didn't know or think about. Who doesn't want an excuse to watch tv shows and know that you're getting homework done?

No matter what your major is, if you can take a film or television related class to fulfill a requirement, go for it. Why not take your mind off of some of the more demanding classes and watch some tv for homework?

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5 Stages Of Going Back To School As Told By The Office

Theres no place like campus....

Ahhh break is over, and its time to head back to school. All different emotions go through your head as you get back to campus. Here are the 5 stages of going back to school, told by The Office.

1. Finally, I get to be back with all my friends

Time to raise the roof!!!!

2. But I do have to say, I already miss home cooked meals

Back to the good ole' dining hall food

3. Wait I have to go back to actually doing homework?

This isn't happening right now

4. At least I get to be with my friends 24/7 now

I'm not sure they will feel the same way honestly

5. But at the end of the day, there is no place like campus

Always happy to be back

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