Sorry for the lack of posts this weekend. I have been extremely busy running around with my daughter and helping out with all her various activities. Anyway, the reason why I decided to go ahead and give the name of my school was because I came across an old reminder the other day. I had previously applied to GA-PCOM during the 2008-2009 application cycle and I kept the rejection letter that I was sent. For me, rejection never meant that my journey was over or that I had failed. In my eyes, the only failure in life is giving up too soon. Because this was my first choice school, I held onto my rejection letter with the thought in mind that I would frame it one day when my acceptance letter came. It took over four years for the acceptance to come (as you can tell by the dates that I have circled in red), but it finally happened. The rejection only added fuel to my fire and made me even more determined. Below I have posted both my rejection letter and acceptance letter from the school. I plan on having both framed and put together side-by-side as a source of inspiration for me when I start classes.
I wanted to share this because I’ve seen a lot of people get rejected one time and decide to give up. Things may not always happen the way you want them to or when you want them to, but you have to have faith that everything will fall into place when the time is right. Looking back now, getting a rejection was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me. It allowed me to grow as an individual and experience more of what life has to offer. Also, I do not know how I would have managed to raise a toddler and handle medical school at the same time with no support system in place. They say that hindsight is 20/20, and I’m really beginning to understand that now. I’m rooting for all my readers to get accepted on the first try, but if that doesn’t happen, I hope reading this post will inspire you to not give up.
|Rejection from 2008-2009 cycle