It’s been about three months since my last blog post. Wow, time has absolutely flown by and a lot has happened. I got a subscription to Netflix, I started watching Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black, I briefly considered joining a gym, and oh yeah… I got accepted to business school!
I’m still in somewhat of a state of shock regarding how things have worked out. After playing the waiting game with my Round 1 apps, I was finally freed from my cage of anxiety when I got the call from Yale saying I had been admitted! With this first acceptance, I knew that no matter what happened with my other applications I would definitely be starting school in the fall. At the risk of sounding too touchy-feely, I have to admit that it was a pretty magical moment, which alleviated months of stress. After Yale, a flurry of other good news occurred, as I received acceptances from Kellogg, Tuck, and Fuqua.
In the midst of all of that joy, I also received a golden ticket, also known as an interview invite, from HBS. If you recall, in Round 1, I was put on “further consideration,” which means that I was neither invited to interview nor rejected. I’m not letting myself get too excited yet, but it’s nice to be moving out of that limbo period.
Anyway, I am beyond grateful to have options. When I began this process, I was just hoping for one acceptance; I never imagined myself in this position. I’ll need to make some hard decisions over the next few weeks, but this is kind of a freakin’ awesome problem to have. After all, there really is no wrong decision.
Michelle’s been documenting her MBA Application Journey from the start. Catch her ups, downs and mild freak outs (which were clearly ALL worth it!) here.