I let my Oxford application define my self worth || Why I think I was Rejected
- Published on Dec 4, 2019
- I have left this quite late I know, but I wanted to share this with you because it's so important that we normalise these feelings. It's okay not to be okay and, after I was rejected from Oxford, I really did struggle with my mental health. Remember though that rejection does not define you. When you face rejection, it is not YOU being rejected, but rather your applications. We should focus on the way that we cope with rejection, and how we grow as a result of it.
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