So, I am officially obsessed with the waiting for decisions. But it's such a horrible feeling to live life in limbo!! I'd prefer to meet friends for dinner, catch a flick or even sit in my first law school class-to-be rather than rushing home to greet "Harry" the mailman. Has anyone been afraid to open their mailbox lately? Hopefully, I will have my life back soon - at least until August. I hope that I am not as neurotic during my first year in law school. I said it, "I am going to law school!" Can you believe it? I am so psyched!!!
Some rambling thoughts at a later date ...
I am elated to see the support of other law school applicants. Who else to better understand what we are going through?
I need to remember to remain strong and brush off rejections, if they do arrive. I know something better will follow-up in the mail. Speaking of which, what's taking the schools ssoooo long? I haven't received anything in a while!!
It's been about 3 months now since I've last heard from law schools. I am so happy that I have not been considered an automatic ding but I am also becoming more anxious as the days, weeks and months wear on.
01/20/08 - NYLS
Accepted. Thick white envelope. Excited to receive my first acceptance. Whoo-hoo!!
04/05/08 - SHU
Got home in time to meet "Harry" at the mailbox for our usual Saturday morning date. There was something in his demeanor that was a little odd that day. He was a little shifty. I mean, he smiled and held small polite talk but it was sort of forced like he didn't know what else to do or say. Then it dawned on me. Could it be? This may just be the day!
So, I peered into the mailbox and saw a small, thin, white envelope with a return address from SHU. A ding, I thought. I felt my heart sink. I recalled reading somewhere on LSN that some acceptances were really disguised as rejections. So, I felt along the edges of the envelope while praying that it would measure up to the size and thickness of an acceptance. But I still didn't have a clue. The envelope felt awfully thin to me.
Harry was long gone by now and I had no one to open it. What if it's a ding? How cruel would it be to receive a rejection on my Saturday - before church Sunday - day off giving me nothing else to do but mull over it for the remainder of the weekend. I couldn't stand to open the envelope. I was just so afraid. I went through what seemed like 100 different emotions in a few seconds but quickly sucked it up and didn't bawl like a baby as I did when I learned that SHU had rejected me in 2003.
Finally, I peered into the mailbox to retrieve the other mail. Restoration Hardware catalog, bills, ShopRite advertisement and then I stumbled upon two other envelopes from SHU -- one from the Financial Aid Office and the other from the Office of Admissions. YAHOO!!!WHAT A FEELING!!!!
It goes to show that the Adcoms. really do look beyond numbers and read the applications. I was beginning to believe that my application was sitting in the reject pile collecting dust. I didn't think I had a chance. Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!! And, if you are purusing LSN, about the 4 t-shirts that I am looking for ... how to I go about purchasing them?
04/16/08 - Rutgers
Waitlisted. No real emotions one way or the other. Just happy that I wasn't outright rejected. Tuition costs would serve my debt load very well. Plus, it's RUTGERS. E-mailed letter of continued interest.
Good Luck and Congratulations to All!!