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how do i stop freaking out? [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2007, 06:53
so i try to take a break from writing essays... no matter what i am doing i am still thinking (read freaking out) about my essays... what do u guys do to stop freaking out???
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2007, 09:54
Don't ask me, I didn't stop freaking out until I had my first admit in hand. I think a lot of people had the same experience.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2007, 10:17
you're not alone... you're not alone :shock:
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2007, 12:15
You have company
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2007, 12:24
I dont think you need to stop thinking about the essays. Yes, it is a major pain when you are trying to relax or spend time with your family, but atleast I seem to come up with good(read less horrible) ideas for my essays when I am not sitting in front of the computer.

So, dont try to block out a train of thought. In any case, I dont think there is any way to stop freaking out. The only cure is to get an admit and all of us are atleast a couple of months from that solution.

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2007, 12:57
three words.....
vodka and coke
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2007, 23:02
I think you need to realize that most things will work themselves out. If you write great essays and end up in the business school of your dreams, great. If not, you are not any less of a man/woman and if you are dedicated you will do whatever you want. So just relax and you will write better essays anyway. Later....
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 01:01
TurtleEater wrote:
I think you need to realize that most things will work themselves out. If you write great essays and end up in the business school of your dreams, great. If not, you are not any less of a man/woman and if you are dedicated you will do whatever you want. So just relax and you will write better essays anyway. Later....


20 bucks says you will be eating your own words in one month. You have no idea what you are stepping into.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 01:22
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20 bucks says you will be eating your own words in one month. You have no idea what you are stepping into.


ha ha ha ! True True...
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 09:17
I don't think so, but okay.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 11:01
I'm definitely freaking out too...I figure I'll stop sometime in Feb...hopefully...
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 12:20
I don't know if I'm at the freaking out level yet, but I am definetly obsessed with the essays right now. My friends and family are all sick of hearing about what my career goals are and how do I fit in with school "x."

I'll really start freaking out when I actually submit he applications.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 13:16
Yeah. It was bad enough when I was telling my colleagues "What am I passionate about". But yesterday I started telling my wife's friend and her father about my passions and career goals too :oops:

I don't think people are going to visit our house till Jan / Feb.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 15:08
Smoke some weed
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 16:13
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Yeah. It was bad enough when I was telling my colleagues "What am I passionate about". But yesterday I started telling my wife's friend and her father about my passions and career goals too :oops:

I don't think people are going to visit our house till Jan / Feb.


Hope your wife doesn't get offended when she isn't at the top of your what am I passionate about list. Mine saw an outline I had with passions and was giving me a hard time about it. Nothing like being teased over this stuff. One of the guys I work with has taken to calling me Mr. 740 around another guy who took the GMAT 3 times never broke 650 and quit on the idea of going back to school.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 16:16
wow... I'm facing the problem where all my friends and significant other are saying that I will get into the schools I apply to for sure, that I'm "overqualified" and etc... I'm just wondering if:

A. Maybe I can't evaluate myself objectively enough and am underestimating my chances?

or

B. My friends really don't know enough about the MBA Application process and are just saying that out of ignorance

I'm leaning towards "B" even though I wish it were "A". :P They're talking about having a "Told You So" party for me when I get accepted next year... haha, I wish...

I'll only believe it when I get the acceptance letter in my hand... or when someone like rhyme tells me I have a good chance...
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 16:40
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Hope your wife doesn't get offended when she isn't at the top of your what am I passionate about list.


Honey, they think that talking about family is immature. So I'll have to force myself to talk about something that I like after you.
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kryzak, yeah .. I also have that problem with friends. And I know that it's "B" in my case :(
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 17:00
kryzak wrote:
wow... I'm facing the problem where all my friends and significant other are saying that I will get into the schools I apply to for sure, that I'm "overqualified" and etc... I'm just wondering if:

A. Maybe I can't evaluate myself objectively enough and am underestimating my chances?

or

B. My friends really don't know enough about the MBA Application process and are just saying that out of ignorance

I'm leaning towards "B" even though I wish it were "A".


I've been getting this too, even from my boss. I don't think that they fathom the level of competition.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 18:05
Everyone is asking why I am not applying to Harvard...I don't even care if I could get in. I dont want to go there but everyone is of the mind that is where you should go for business.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 18:05
same here... its really not easy to comprehend the app process unless you are the one applying... actually, its not very easy to comprehend it even if you are the one applying! :wink:
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