I feel like a big reject and disapointment to my family. I am so sick of hearing about cousins going to Columia for med school, Yale for Law school, Oxford for Ph.D etc and me........just a big bluh.
It is really hard on the ego this whole admissions process!!
Last year I got dinged from 8 out of 10 law schools with my 154 LSAT. At the same time my sister was finishing her master's degree and my cousin was graduating from a pretty good law school, which rejected me. I had spent most of my life getting better grades than my cousins and sister, and I all of a sudden I felt like I was the screw up in the family, not doing as well as everyone else.
Instead of throwing in the towel and feeling like a failure, I worked a bit harder and this year, I'll be going to a law school just as good as my cousin's, and soon I'll have a grad degree just like my sister.
It's all about hanging in there through the bumps!
Also, a lot of Americans don't graduate high school. More don't go to college. Plenty don't graduate college. By far the majority of the country does not attempt or finish grad school, let alone LAW school. Sure, in our world, we have a T14, T1, 2, 3, and 4, but compared to a lot of people's ambition levels, every law school might as well be the T14. Just by even attempting this goal, you're already so many steps ahead of the game it's not even funny.
Hang in there. There's more good news coming in the mail any day/week now!