This is one of those moments in life that proves that if you have a goal and you stick with it, you CAN succeed! Never let anyone make you think that you aren't capable of pursuing your dreams. I was shot down time and time again but I never gave up. I persisted and sought to improve myself. It took 5 years, a lot of blood, sweat, tears and rejection letters but I did it. And while knowing I am going to graduate school is overbearingly exciting (it still doesn't quite feel real), I am even more excited for the next leg of this journey, actually BEING IN graduate school!