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ED1 Anxiety Attacks

Posted by on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Academics, Admissions, Blog, College Life, Freshman Life, Nashville, Student Life.

December 15th is D-Day.

Wait, no, not that D-Day!

Decision day!

ED1 results will be available around December 15th, and I know all you crazy early decision kids at home are just obsessively checking your mailbox until that day arrives. Ah, the memories!

I remember the days before my acceptance letter arrived. I was trying to keep my mind off the impending anxiety, but instead I found myself obsessing over College Confidential posts, constructing my own algorithms from acceptance statistics, and, of course, religiously refreshing the Inside Dores blog page (wink, wink).

Basically, I was one of those people.

When I actually did get my acceptance letter, it was an amazing experience. My mom came to my school with party favors and an envelope. I did some screaming and jumping, and then I finally relaxed for the first time in several months. I knew I wanted to go to Vanderbilt.

I know you guys are freaking out. I know nothing I can say will stop you from freaking out, but I’m hoping you’ll realize that everyone else is freaking out too.

The most unfortunate part about this is the fact that you’re spending all this time worrying about something you just can’t change. Some will get in, some will not. I know that sounds cut and dry, but it’s true. Worrying won’t change your admissions status, but it could really put a damper on this fantastic holiday season and the end of the first semester of your last year of high school.

So there’s about 10 days left. Try not to waste these 10 days obsessing and lurking online. Relax. Have fun!

Go drink some hot cocoa and watch some ABC Family Christmas movies. Stop thinking so much, and enjoy more!

P.S. If you’re still stressed out or have any questions, feel free to e-mail me:

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