Saturday, December 29, 2012

Decision Making

As many of you know, I have been fortunate enough to be offered admission at two fabulous business schools.  The question now, is which will I choose? I thought I'd walk through some of the things I'm going to be considering over the next few weeks before finalizing my decision.  The underlying theme here is that I expect that both schools would make me very happy, now I just need to decide which it's going to be. The answer's in the palm of my hands! Hopefully my thought process aids others choosing between two (or more!) great options.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Face-off: Yale SOM and Kellogg

I am thrilled to share that I got into Kellogg yesterday! It was a completely different feeling: My acceptance to Yale was like being uncuffed from the shackles of anxiety; admission to Kellogg was like finally leaving my jail cell and seeing the light of day. As I noted earlier this week I was kind of a hot mess during the (seemingly) endless waiting season.  On Monday, when I got the call, I was finally able to celebrate that my hard work had paid off. Although I'm going to take the holidays to think about which school to attend, I have some preliminary thoughts I want to share. Hopefully my readers will weigh in, too!

Edit: I revised the Kellogg Loan Forgiveness section based on new information!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

All Hail Yale!

So it's official: I have been accepted at Yale SOM!  I am elated.  Or at least I would be if I hadn't wound myself into such a tight little ball these past few weeks that I can't tell my toes from my wrists.  

Looking back at the past few months, I realize that I didn't really see this moment coming.  I've been trying to "breathe" and "visualize" and do all that other poppycock, but it has gotten me nowhere...then throw in a rejection from Stanford yesterday and my anxiety was peaking at richter scale, level 10.  Like any good earthquake, tremors ripple through for days afterward.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stages of Grief

No I have not been rejected from any schools yet, but yes I am sitting on a roller coaster ride of emotions.  It turns out one can experience grief long before loss even occurs!  Like many other people waiting, I go from feeling very morose and melancholic to completely composed and confident. Some people refer to this behavior as "manic"; I prefer the term "elliptical." Round and round it goes 'til I'm very very dizzy!