Words from the girl who planned her life since freshman year of high school and didn’t get what she wanted. This is for all those crushed dreams and dreams to be crushed this month.
Let it out - The healing process would be faster and easier if you release your feelings. Whatever they may be. Crying, eating, screaming and even drinking alcohol is advised to numb the pain. (Side note: Be cautious about being bitter about the incident. It’s unhealthy. And so is hating on the school.) This takes time, allot one to three months.
Look at other options - You can always take the year at another school and transfer the next year. Or take your masters degree there. The list goes on..
The pain will never leave you (at least in my case)
Never get mad at your friends who got in.
Never blame God, Higher power, smart kids and yourself.
Grow where you are planted - If royal blue, maroon, yellow or green wasn’t your color. Deal with it. This might just be one of the thousand more failures that you will encounter. Do not let this destroy you. Take this as a challenge and try your best to excel wherever you may be. There is a reason why the higher power sorted you to be in there. In time you will find out.
An advise from my co-didn’t-get-in-my-dream-school friend, Mary:
"It’s okay to feel sad or down about it and let it out all the feelings that you wish to because bottling them up won’t help but don’t take it to extreme cases. When you get in to another school, don’t start hating and judging because it’s not their fault plus you’ll get to know them more, sooner or later you’ll forget about that dream school. Most important thing! Enter a school that’ll help you in terms of the course you want. Don’t just go to one because of your boyfriend or because it’ll make you popular"
Hang in there, little one. You will get through this. :)