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Yes, that is right, Rutgers, denied admitting me!! Back in the day, Rutgers had no cache, now, it does, it has one of the top Public Health schools in the nation. Sadly, I will not be seeing that school since I got denied by the School of Arts and Sciences, which I would have needed to attend to get all my sciences and other prerequisites set. Oh well. I was a crappy student back in the day, but much time has passed and I was hoping with my certified oncology massage training and clinic that would have given me an edge. Guess not kids. So remember, if you are a bad student 10, 20, 30 years ago, it will most likely, still bite you in the ass.
I do realize I am competing for jobs with laid off CEO's, nurses, teachers, everyone. The same stands true for state schools they were saying last week on the news. This of course makes me a little sad and anxious, but I must dust myself off and figure out a plan B. Do I go into Allied Health? Do I go back to the Arts? Do I have 16 kids and become a Duggar? Just joking on that last one there.
Life does hand us odd cards here and there and this one is my favorite by far. A challenge to my sensibilities actually. It does hit the ego slightly, but only slightly. I think I would have preferred being rejected by Harvard or Johns Hopkins, because I would expect that. Not that Rutgers telling me no is any less humiliating, well, only slightly less. hee hee
When I figure out what my next plan of action is you will all know. For now, I am going to wallow in my rejection notice and then embrace this Dale Carnegie quote:
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

Miss Fifi


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