Post # 1
So, as a previous post mentioned, I’m trying to get into vet school right now. I’ve been rejected from two schools (one over a very dumb technicality) and waistlisted at four others. I know it’s not easy to even get an interview sometimes, and I’m happy I’ve gotten farther than last year, but at the same time it’s really difficult to not feel jealous as I watch people I went to school with and I graduated before get in. I mean, I’m happy they succeeded because they’ve all worked so hard, but that’s where I wanted to be too. It’s even harder when they get accepted to the same schools I applied to and I was rejected/waitlisted. I don’t know, part of me is really happy for them and another part is torn up inside. It’s the latter that I just don’t know what to do with, and I certainly don’t wait to rain on their parades. Any help bees?
Post # 3
No one says you can’t be jealous or upset or hell even cry… in your own home. When talking to them a good friend is happy for the people she cares about and shows that part of her feelings.
Everybody goes thru times like these, I’m sure you were making accomplishments while some of your friends were jealous but they showed you only how happy they were for you.
Post # 4
just remember that whatever happens happens for a reason. i think of all the people who were “rejected” and let down and turned away, but were so determined that they made it happen. perfect example is Michael Jordan was dropped from his high school basketball team cos he wasnt good enough. uuummm…hes the greatest basketballer of all time. just stick in there and if you are determinded enough and do all you possibly can, it will happen! good luck! x
Post # 5
I think these feelings are normal.
Through out our lives their will always be someone who seems to have it easier. You need to try to stay focused on you and the best you can be. Goodluck 🙂
Post # 6
Congrats for being good enough to be considered as a wait-listed student. Years ago my daughter was considering Veteriarian studies and I was shocked to find that it can be easier to get into Med school than into Veterinarian school. As others have said stay focused and stay positive.
Post # 7
Thank you ladies. I think I just needed a little pep talk. I have a lot of plans to try to make my application better so I don’t end up here again, but I hated feeling jealous towards them. I’ve been supportive of them and trying to watch what I say so I don’t accidentally say anything passive aggressive. I guess I just never realized how hard it was going to be to get into vet school, and it doesn’t help that my dad keeps asking what they have that I don’t that they did get in. He means it in a nice way, but it’s definitely not helping.