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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I Didn't Get in... Now What?

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I received my second rejection letter today, and I swear, it is the most defeating feeling in the entire world.  I don’t care who you are, no one ever wants to hear that they aren’t good enough.

And my dad wouldn’t answer the phone because he was in a meeting.  And I started looking into the 3 law schools that I had gotten into, and almost started crying again because they were so expensive.

Thank goodness my friend Chelsea texted me to calm me down.  Sometimes we all need a reminder that if it doesn’t work out, then it isn’t in God’s plan.  God doesn’t give us everything that we want, but He does give us what we need.  God has known since the minute he imagined me every detail of my life, including where I would go to law school.  Why in the world would I worry about something when it’s all in His hands?

Dad called back while I was in the midst of setting up catering for one of the bigger meetings, and his voicemail was a nice reminder.  A school’s opinion of us doesn’t make us or break us.  The fact that I didn’t get into a certain school doesn’t mean that I can’t be an attorney.  I’ll never be a “Vanderbilt lawyer” or a “Harvard lawyer”, but I will be a lawyer, and at the end of the day, when someone is in a pickle and needs some help, the fact that I am a lawyer is all that will matter.

I have compared the law school application to recruitment more times than I can count. When I was a sophomore in college, I spoke at my sorority’s preference night about how I felt so undeserving to be in my sorority when I first rushed.  I was surrounded by all of these amazing women with so much going for them, and I didn’t know how I got so lucky to be part of something so much bigger than myself.  I was in awe of the older girls, and my pledge sisters are some of the most impressive ladies I will ever know.  My final quote was this – I started this process as a scared, sickly little girl looking for friends.  My sisters saw something in me that I could never see in myself, and I am so thankful for that.  They have given me the best gift of all – confidence. 

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  I refuse to believe that people are defined by a number, and I also refuse to read any kind of school rankings.  (If I don't want to be judged by numbers, it doesn't make sense for me to judge them for theirs...) We are who we are because of the experiences that we’ve had, and we can use those experiences to strengthen us in our future careers.  It’s not possible to be every school’s cup of tea, but let's all remember to be thankful to the schools that do see the potential that we have, and to give them a chance like the chance that they have given us!  Let's be confident in our abilities!

Best of luck to everyone who is applying for any type of education!  Where have you gotten accepted? (or rejected! Haha)  Any advice?  Have a happy Tuesday!



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