Mar 7, 2008, 3:36 PM
Post #757 of 1632
just got the jhu rejection, too. AND the iowa one. i thought because it was taking so long to get anything from iww i had a shot. nope. have any jhu fiction acceptances gone out yet?
liamolly, i've been reading your posts, and the way you've been supporting others makes me want to join the optimistic in cheering you on. for real, if you need to you can tell the schools, this girl on a blog thinks i'm awesome, too. let me in!
I'm expecting my JHU now when I get home from work today. Thank you, being prepared for it will make it much easier to throw it away the minute I open it.
I didn't realize how much harder their optimism would make my rejections!! Having heard for months from writers and teachers I respect, fellow undergradute writing majors, family and friends who love me, "don't worry, you'll have so many acceptances you'll have hard choices to make," in various forms and many times, I truly believed them. Now, I have to tell them, "You were WRONG, and now I'm heartbroken." Yesterday my mom actually said (after likening rejections to getting dumped because not only were they not choosing me, they are choosing someone else over me, gee thanks, gotta love analogies), "And you know we want you and think you're talented." I said something sarcastic through my sobbing that was something along the lines of: Great, I think I'm going to call all the schools now and tell them "But my mom thinks I'm talented, you should let me in!" and I'll have a future again, because right now, I don't.