After months of agonizing over logical-but-weird SC rules, racking your brains over tricky CRs and slowly and steadily improving your quant performance, you give your GMAT. You get your score and feel encouraged to apply. You finalize schools and start preparing your app. You struggle to create a recommenders list, spend days (or nights) rediscovering yourself while writing your essays and present your best in your interviews. Then the wait begins and - finally - you get the call you've been waiting for! High fives, congratulations and best wishes fly all around! You are on top of the world!
Get a few drinks. Oh, and a few drinks for whoever proofed your essays. And whoever listened for the last five months when you didn't talk about anything except applications.
And then start worrying about school.