Yesterday was a long day. I dropped the kids off at school as early as I could. Zhuzh'ed up the living room with pillows and nice smelling candles. Tried on a million dresses before deciding on my original plan. And welcomed a film crew into my humble home. The crew was from a cable news program doing a story on the college admissions process. Before I knew it, the hour-long interview was done. And that's when the second-guessing started.
Should I have worn the navy dress? Will the editing process put me in a positive light? And of course, what could I have done differently?
It's this questioning that we all do when something we care deeply about is out of our control. We must be patient as we await news on our future, but it's nerve-wracking. There's a lot of waiting going on right now.
"Playing the college admissions waiting game? Whatever the outcome, remember to keep going, adapt, and grow." TWEET THIS
Seniors, finish those Regular Decision applications.
Juniors, put the time into your schoolwork because you usually will get out of it what you put in.
Admissions officers, do everything you can right now to treat students fairly and not let cultural stereotypes and your own biases exclude well-deserving kids from getting admitted in this early round of admissions and for many years to come.