I'm going to MIT! I am so excited. Out of respect for the very many friends I've made who weren't offered admission (Justin, Shruthi, Wendy) , that's all I'll say about it at this time. For you guys I want to share some quotes I read before I got my decision to prepare me for the worst. Reading these before-hand went a long way in making me feel better about the potentially disappointing outcome, and I hope that they offer you guys some measure of comfort now, this ones for you guys guys:
"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you."
"It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away.""
"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."
"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can."
"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. "
"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. "
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. "
"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. "
"One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better."