My sister, Hill, just came back home from work. My other sister, Ash, was lounging on the couch with my dog, Lola. My mom was in the kitchen on the laptop. My dad (who was surprisingly awake) was randomly hanging up at picture on the wall. I was just walking to the kitchen to get something to drink.
It was odd that we were all up and around the house. Before I could even get a drink, we all started talking. We ended up sitting down and talking about…I actually don’t even remember what started the conversation, but we did end up talking about our family. We laughed about how crazy our relatives were are, what ridiculous things they’ve done, and debated over which side of the family was most fucked up (my dad side won). The whole time we were laughing and joking around with each other. We wondered how the heck were we related to all these people and kept on laughing over and over again. When we looked at the time, we were all surprised to see it was almost 2 AM and over an hour had passed. My family decided it was time to head to bed so we did our usual “love you, *kiss*, night” shpeel and headed to our rooms.
Back in my room, I realized we all haven’t talked together for so long like that in such a long time. Usually if it happens, it’ll be over the rare dinners we have together when all of us are home, but that hasn’t be done in a while. It was nice that it randomly happened at one o’clock in the morning.
This is what I will miss. The random family bonding. My family isn’t perfect, but we survive. I may be part of a large, twisted, crazy, dysfunctional family, but I always know I’m grateful to be so close with them.
Pretty much two hours has passed since I went upstairs to get a drink. I never did get one.
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Oh yeah you know it! Definitely getting on that right now…
did you get accepted into Yale? o:
if so, how were your academics & EC's?
Yea I’m shocked, too haha. My academics were good in my opinion. I took APs and kept an above 90 average overall. For extracurriculars, I swam and played tennis for my school team. I was secretary of NHS, volunteered, and did science research, as well.
Going to Yale has always been my dream. But since I don't have any older siblings, I'm pretty much alone when it comes to the whole college application deal. Do you feel that there was anything in particular that helped you excel, i.e. extracurricular activities or test scores? Thank you so much for your help!
I went through the college app process solo, too. It does seem scary thinking about it, but if you do some research, you’ll be good. There are some sites that discuss the application process, student profiles, college reviews, and a ton of other information you can know about college which is great. All the information I got from the college application process was from the internet. Just remember though to take everything with a grain of salt. When I went to the internet to figure everything out about college, I was certain I couldn’t get in. Make sure to filter the facts from the ridiculous opinions and obnoxious views of people who hide behind the screens of their computers; it’ll save your incredible amount of stress. Also, it sometimes overlooked but talk to your guidance counselor. I learned all the info from the internet, but it was great just having someone there to talk about stuff and support you along the way.
For what helped me excel, I would say my determination that I expressed in my application. I conducted environmental research in a lab over the summers preceding junior and senior year and was luckily able to win some awards. Along with that I participated in clubs and sports in my school and held leadership positions. When I wrote my essays, I put a lot of emphasis on how I never stopped myself from the barriers that held me back. I believe my essays coupled with my “resume” reflected how passionate I was about what I do. I believe that passion is what colleges want.
I believe showing how dedicated you are to something with involvement, and expressing you passion towards that something with an essay got me in. I forgot where I heard it from, but someone told me that Yale doesn’t accept students from what an applicant has accomplished, but from what they believe they can accomplish with the resources given to them at Yale. Hearing that definitely gave me a little sigh of relief while waiting for the admission decision.
On the topic of test scores: I can’t really help since I don’t know jack, but I would say take both the ACT/SAT to see which test is better for you. I know scores are a factor, but trust me they won’t mean automatic rejection if you have stuff to back you up.
Woah, I didn’t even realize how much I wrote. Sorry if this is too long! I definitely wish you the best in the college admissions process and hope that you hear great news from Yale! If you have any more questions definitely feel free to ask again. :]