Waiting really really sucks!

  1. Yup you heard me, it sucks :angryfire. I applied to my program almost 6 months ago, this is maybe a month now that my application has been completed. I called today to find out the status of my application, and I was told the same thing I was told last week, my app is with the chairperson, and if they approve my app i'll be called for an admissions interview.

    I can't sleep, my apartment is unliveable, and i can't function.

    Well no more

    I have decided that I will not drive myself crazy anymore, I have to be confident that I did the best I could, everything is out of my hands now and worrying myself half to death doesn't help and checking my cellphone every second of the day doesn't help either (as my granma (R.I.P) use to say "a watched pot never boils" )

    One of my patients told me today to relax and let it go, that giving myself a stroke won't make them call any faster and that she was confident they will call. So if everyone is confident that I will get in (and by everyone i mean my patients, my nurses, my mom, my best friends, even the allnurses crew) why aren't I confident in myself? And you know what, if i don't make it in, i'll cry, be upset, be embaressed and be disappointed, then i just have dust myself off and try again.

    Of course all of this is easier said than done, but from now on, no more checking my school's website fifty times a day (welll okay maybe just once this is a slow process ya know!!) no more reading past students post, no more stareing at random pics of current students in their uniforms, no more nuttiness, I get friday off from work this week and its spring cleaning time.

    Lets see how long this lasts tee hee
    Last edit by shippoRN on Mar 20, '07
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Mexarican
    4 sure!!! i'm wit u even though i haven't been waiting nearly as long as you! But im with you on not "waiting" anymore...from here on out i'm "actively" waiting...

    nw
  4. by   GottaGetIn
    Oh man! Well, it's a good thing that they still have your app! That means you're still under consideration!

    Man, I'm pulling for you. I know that the waiting is torture.
  5. by   LMRN10
    I know what you mean. I took the test in November, had to have all of my paperwork submitted by Jan. 2 and now I've been waiting and waiting. I decided a long time ago not to drive myself crazy over it, but knowing now that the letter could be here any day, I find myself rushing to the mailbox everyday! But I know deep down I did what I could and I can only try again if I don't make it in - not much else you can do. I know I'll eventually get in, but WHEN??? I'm praying for the Fall semester. We shall see.

    Keep yourself busy!! That's my thing - I am a very busy person with work, school and a baby...keeps my mind off of it (although it is always lingering there somewhere!)

    Good luck to you and I hope you will get in. Have confidence in yourself!! Let us know what happens!
  6. by   shippoRN
    Quote from GottaGetIn
    Oh man! Well, it's a good thing that they still have your app! That means you're still under consideration!

    Man, I'm pulling for you. I know that the waiting is torture.
    Thanks, i've just trown up my hands, I can't keep doing this to myself. Funny thing is, i forgot my cellphone at home today lol, so i can't drive myself crazy looking at it, even if i wanted too.
  7. by   GottaGetIn
    But you know you're going to rush home to see who called you. :lol2 If you get really crazy, you can always call your cellphone voice mail from work.
  8. by   shippoRN
    Quote from GottaGetIn
    But you know you're going to rush home to see who called you. :lol2 If you get really crazy, you can always call your cellphone voice mail from work.
    Girl, you know me all too well, 4:30 can't get here any faster!!!
  9. by   shippoRN
    Quote from lmm1019
    I know what you mean. I took the test in November, had to have all of my paperwork submitted by Jan. 2 and now I've been waiting and waiting. I decided a long time ago not to drive myself crazy over it, but knowing now that the letter could be here any day, I find myself rushing to the mailbox everyday! But I know deep down I did what I could and I can only try again if I don't make it in - not much else you can do. I know I'll eventually get in, but WHEN??? I'm praying for the Fall semester. We shall see.

    Keep yourself busy!! That's my thing - I am a very busy person with work, school and a baby...keeps my mind off of it (although it is always lingering there somewhere!)

    Good luck to you and I hope you will get in. Have confidence in yourself!! Let us know what happens!

    Thanks so much! and good luck to you too i hope you get that letter soon!
  10. by   LMRN10
    Quote from mystiqx
    Thanks so much! and good luck to you too i hope you get that letter soon!
    Thanks so much...I hope you hear something very soon!!! And like a pp said, you have not heard the other way yet, so you are certainly under consideration...that should boost your confidence right there!!!
  11. by   Cherish
    MystiqX I totally understand you. I had applied to my program in September and found out my acceptance the beginning of this month. I was stressing out and even had anxiety attacks in Thanksgiving thru Christmas and was told that it was because of all the stress I was going through in my life.

    So yes clean your house, and go for an all out Spring Cleaning but don't stress out while cleaning if you feel yourself stressing stop and take a break. Kick back and sip some tea for about 30-45 mins then go back at it. Try to de-stress as much as possible. You will get the letter, stressing about it doesn't help. Trust me I know.
  12. by   shippoRN
    Quote from Cherish
    MystiqX I totally understand you. I had applied to my program in September and found out my acceptance the beginning of this month. I was stressing out and even had anxiety attacks in Thanksgiving thru Christmas and was told that it was because of all the stress I was going through in my life.

    So yes clean your house, and go for an all out Spring Cleaning but don't stress out while cleaning if you feel yourself stressing stop and take a break. Kick back and sip some tea for about 30-45 mins then go back at it. Try to de-stress as much as possible. You will get the letter, stressing about it doesn't help. Trust me I know.

    Thanks so much and congrats on getting into your program!!
  13. by   Brand new RN
    Well, I can certainly relate to the waiting game. I applied about this time last year to my local community college. I took the test, did well...and just worked on pre-reqs and general ed classes this past year. I was told we'd find out about acceptance mid-March.
    Mid-March came and went.
    Finally, today in the mail I got THE LETTER!
    It even came with a postcard..."if you've decided to come to this program, let us know by returning the postcard..." Ya think?
    Postcard will be in the mail tonight! LOL
    I'm doing a happy dance for sure!
    Now the mailman can be assured that he won't be assaulted the millisecond he puts the mail in the box!
    I'll say a prayer for the rest of you waiting...
    Oh, and I just figured I'd better get in...I'm not getting any younger!
    I'll be 55 yo when I get the RN (and plan for the MSN).
    So don't the rest of you all go giving up now!
  14. by   Cherish
    Quote from lakeside wannabe
    Well, I can certainly relate to the waiting game. I applied about this time last year to my local community college. I took the test, did well...and just worked on pre-reqs and general ed classes this past year. I was told we'd find out about acceptance mid-March.
    Mid-March came and went.
    Finally, today in the mail I got THE LETTER!
    It even came with a postcard..."if you've decided to come to this program, let us know by returning the postcard..." Ya think?
    Postcard will be in the mail tonight! LOL
    I'm doing a happy dance for sure!
    Now the mailman can be assured that he won't be assaulted the millisecond he puts the mail in the box!
    I'll say a prayer for the rest of you waiting...
    Oh, and I just figured I'd better get in...I'm not getting any younger!
    I'll be 55 yo when I get the RN (and plan for the MSN).
    So don't the rest of you all go giving up now!
    Congrats!

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