I Just Submitted My First College Applications: A Reflection


Well, you guys. I did it.

This definitely isn’t the kind of post I normally write, nor am I posting it on my usually posting date or time– but this is my blog, and if I feel like writing some posts about random thoughts, so be it.

I’m writing this on Halloween, a day after I finished submitting all of my college applications that were due November 1st. Sure, it’s only applying to college, but I feel like this is the end of an era. That feeling will only increase in the spring when I’m graduating from high school, but having submitted my applications feels like I’m closing out a few years of work.

It’s kind of an anti-climactic feeling. I, of course, haven’t gotten my decisions yet, but from here everything is out of my control. I’m proud of my applications and I believe I put my best foot forward– all that’s left now is the wait. But it feels like I’m officially now leaving my childhood behind. Regardless of which colleges accept me, regardless of which one I choose to attend in the fall, in ten months I’ll be moving out and living on my own.

It feels as if high school has been leading up to this moment, and the idea that it’s now behind me is strange. When I think back to sophomore year, when I started writing this blog– 15-year-old me couldn’t imagine this moment. For the past few years, college application season has been looming ahead, a faceless unknown with stress levels of epic proportions. But now, after I (have almost) made it through my first quarter of senior year with my ridiculous courseload and ridiculous number of early applications…. now I know I have survived the worst of it. (Well, at least, uh, it’d better be the worst of it)

With the submission of these applications, almost all my stress over the results has dissipated. Now all there’s left to do is wait for the winter and the decision emails!

Thanks for reading…. peace out.

22 comments on “I Just Submitted My First College Applications: A Reflection”

  1. Wow, best of luck! College applications were a long time ago for me, but I still remember just how weird and unreal it felt. I hope you get acceptances to where you want to go!

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  2. Congrats on getting them out and best of luck for acceptances 🤞 Senior year is full of highs and lows – more so than any other year – just try to embrace the highs and not worry overly much about the lows and it will all be good 🤗❤️🤗❤️

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