“ADMITTED to the class of 2013!” :)
I have waited for this moment since the last two years. I have been reading all the wonderful stories here which always gave me a lot of strength, and I was sure there will be a day when I will be writing my own story here.
Two years ago I had a dream, to go to a good business school in the US. I applied but failed; in fact, I did not even make it to a school in India. Getting rejected made me more under confident in my interviews. Having always been a pessimist, I was not happy with myself. I was not happy with what I was doing and had lost all my confidence.
My brother told me about ‘The Secret’ and showed me the documentary in the year 2007. Although I found it very inspiring, I never bothered following it, and constant rejections made me frustrated and depressed. I stopped believing that any good could ever happen to me. I started thinking, “Maybe I am not capable of making it to a good school. Maybe I dont deserve an MBA at all.” A lot of issues in my personal life made everything worse.
It was last year when I decided to apply again, and I told myself that this would be my last attempt. Whenever I would feel depressed or sad, I would come here and read all the wonderful stories posted by people. They made me smile, and gave me strength and hope. I started reading the book and started believing that in 2011 I would make it to a good business school. I could just picture myself walking on the streets of New York and other cities, with a Starbucks coffee in my hand, in a student environment. Every time I would visit NYC, I always felt, “I am supposed to be here soon and for a very long time!”
I applied to eight schools last year, and then the rejections started. It was hard, I wouldnt lie. I did think of giving up in the middle and there were nights when I would cry uncontrollably, but I guess I was still hopeful. I asked the Universe for strength, I prayed and decided I was not giving up.
My family advised me to apply to schools which were very low in rankings and also apply for an MSC rather than an MBA, but I didnt. Something made me feel that I may not have a very high GMAT Score, etc., but I will still make it to a good school.
On February 15th, I got the good news! The school in India that had rejected me last year accepted me this time. 🙂 I was happy. India wasnt my first choice, but well, I was glad I was getting an MBA this year.
It was on March 24th that the unbelievable happened – I got a call from my interviewer from an Ivy League US Business School and the first word she said was, “Congratulations!” I had been admitted to the class of 2013. 🙂 Yes! It felt unbelievable! I did not yell, in fact I still havent yelled because it STILL has not sunk in! But I am so thankful to God and the Universe and all you guys here for giving me the strength to believe through your stories. 🙂 Thank you “Secret” and Rhonda Byrne! I am wishing for more things now irrespective of how impossible they seem. 🙂 That’s exactly what I want all of you to know nothing is impossible, DO NOT stop dreaming and NEVER give up! Yes, its human to not be positive all the time, but that’s ok, do something fun and regain your strength! God bless you all. 🙂