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Much more acceptance anxiety now...
« on: December 13, 2004, 04:29:03 PM »
Ever since I got my first acceptance letter on Saturday (from Quinnipiac, one of my safeties), my stomach has been tied in knots with anxiety about receiving my other letters (hopefully all acceptances, although I'm not holding my breath). 

I'm becoming a nutcase before the mailman comes.  Anyone else feel like this after they received a first acceptance?  Or just a first letter?

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Re: Much more acceptance anxiety now...
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2004, 04:37:18 PM »
After I got my first acceptance letter I just became greedy and wanted to know immediately from everyone else. It is still driving me crazy! I check email and the mailbox at least ten times a day, and check this site and LSN acceptance stories a lot too. I want my life back, but I guess we all have to wait.

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Re: Much more acceptance anxiety now...
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2004, 05:16:52 PM »
I check email a million times per day, but luckily I have my mother to tell me exactly when the mail gets here.  When my letter from Quinnipiac came on Saturday my mom called me at work (I waitress), had the hostess tell me it was a slight emergency, which had me running for the phone thinking my dog had broken his leg or knocked his head into a brick wall and then, when I got on the phone, she tells me there is a small envelope from Quinnipiac and would I like her to open it?  No ma, I'd rather sit at work for the next three hours knowing that there's a letter at home waiting for me but having no idea as to the contents of it. 

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Re: Much more acceptance anxiety now...
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2004, 05:38:49 PM »
Hm, your anxiety level increased AFTER you received your first acceptance? I thought it would get better after you know at least you will be attending some law school for sure. At least I'm hoping it will turn out that way for me because I've been a mess the past few weeks waiting for law school replies. Getting two rejection letters in a 7-day span (with no acceptances yet) definitely has not helped. It's not like I want to cry or anything, but I've just been not wanting to do anything besides obsessing over law schools.

Argh!

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Re: Much more acceptance anxiety now...
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2004, 05:52:57 PM »
Ahhhh!  I totally agree.  I'm a nutcase!  I just wish I knew really.  If I knew if I was in, I wouldn't worry about applying to more schools -- if I knew that I was having no luck, I would apply to a couple more safeties. 

The thing that makes me nervous is that I didn't apply to a lot of safeties...  A couple, but I don't want to go to my safeties.

In any case, you're not the only one going nuts.

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Re: Much more acceptance anxiety now...
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2004, 06:04:10 PM »
i am that way too.  i wasn't too nervous before i got my first acceptance, but ever since then it has been much worse: not about all schools, just the ones that are sending out acceptances.

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Re: Much more acceptance anxiety now...
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2004, 06:07:17 PM »
Same for me, too.  Now that I got one from a safety, I want to know about my reaches and targets, damnit! 

That, and today sucks, because I got home to an empty mailbox which is insane, because I know I should be getting an Entertainment Weekly in the mail today (it's already 3 days late. . .yeesh).

Time to go downstairs and check the mail again. :P
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Re: Much more acceptance anxiety now...
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2004, 06:59:43 PM »
I am completely opposite.  I haven't really put much thought about school now that I was accepted to a school I wouldn't mind attending.  I just am trying to live life before we have hours of studying ruling our lives.  I actually have taken up hobbies that I probably won't be able to do in school.  It has helped.

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Re: Much more acceptance anxiety now...
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2004, 07:28:58 PM »
I think once you get into a target or a reach you start feeling much less anxiety.

No worries guys, you'll all have good news soon.  :)

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Re: Much more acceptance anxiety now...
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2004, 10:15:32 PM »
I wasn't worrying much until a couple weeks ago. Then it just got very urgent. I guess it's because we are getting close to the January/February time when we expect a lot of the decisions to be in.