Talkin’ with Thonny – A sad future college student

Dear Thonny,

I used to be a senior who was happily waiting for college acceptance letters, but now I seem to be a senior with way too many college rejection letters, one of them being from my dream school. I, thankfully, did get accepted into other schools, but it’s still hard to enjoy the acceptances. My friends and family keep trying to cheer me up, but I just can’t seem to shake off and let go of the fact that I was rejected from so many schools. How am I supposed to get over these rejection letters and move on?

A sad future college student

Dear sad future college student,

It seems to me you are paying way too much attention to the wrong thing. You got into a college! Nothing else matters!

I’m really sorry you couldn’t get into your dream school. It hurts and it sucks but guess what? It is a key part of life. Learning to handle rejection will make it easier for you to move on to bigger and better things.

It’s not fun getting turned down, I know, especially from a college you imagined yourself attending. Take your time to mope about it a little bit, but eventually you need to pick yourself up off the ground and remember you’re not alone.

Lots of students are getting rejected from college and it’s part of the process. Yes, there are those lucky few who got accepted to all the colleges they applied to but who cares? Don’t worry about them. Focus on you!

Celebrate and embrace the schools that did accept you. Every school will have amazing things to offer their students and the colleges that accepted you are no exception.

Being sad about this is normal, but you need to stop yourself from constantly thinking about these rejections. It won’t change the decision, so don’t continue to waste your time thinking about things you can’t change.

These rejection letters are just setbacks that you have to overcome, but you will eventually move on to achieve success no matter what.

It’s important to remember: rejection just means redirection. Maybe this isn’t the path you saw yourself taking in life but you need to count your blessings and acknowledge that you’re taking a different path now.

Instead of thinking about your rejections, work past your disappointment. Go to college and do great things in your life!