Pam, that is.
Mar 23, 2009, 2:13 PM
Post #5774 of 6279
Wow. This is my first go-round, and I had no idea how awful it could get.
I saw on someone's list of notifications (this might have been a Kealey or Abramson thing? I can't find it again) that someone had been accepted at Warren Wilson for poetry already.
It's ridiculous what twisted thinking this got me into. "Oh, I must not be nearly as good as that person. I wasn't accepted right off, so I won't get in." "Oh, or maybe that person applied for a scholarship or something and ended up in a different 'pile'?" And so forth--when the truth is that this information has no bearing on my own situation and might not even be accurate.
I'm the all-my-eggs-in-one-basket girl. One application. If I get turned down, I shouldn't be surprised; it happens a lot at that school. But I'm already trying to figure out how to protect myself against feelings of failure.
This sure is crazy-making, huh.