It Will All Work Out

When I say, “It will all work out,” I have to really convince myself of that because sometimes I doubt it completely. My parents always tell me not to stress out, but somehow I always manage to get a knot in the middle of my stomach twisting and turning as I try to get by. I can normally manage my stress, but these past few months have been like no other for me. Since August, I have been working on getting into college, only the most crucial thing of my life to date. It is a strenuous process if I do say so myself.

First, one must decide on what schools they want to apply to. As simple as this sounds, it is hard because you have to ask hard questions. For instance,

  1. Do you want to go to a northern school, southern school, east coast school, or west coast school?
  2. Do you want to stay close to home or move away?
  3. Do you want to go to a public college or a private college?
  4. Do you want a small, medium, or large size school?
  5. Do you want a party school or an academic school?

To name a few of the questions one must ask themselves when deciding on a college. After asking myself these questions, I had a list of thirty schools I wanted to apply to, but I knew realistically that there was no way I would be able to apply to all thirty schools. So I had to narrow my list down.

Second, one must consider their ACT and/or SAT scores and see if it fits the college’s average ACT and/or SAT score range. If not, one must try to retake the standardized tests, or they should probably consider a different school because the likelihood of getting into a school with a below-average ACT and/or SAT score is slim to none.

Talking about the need for determination during this step of the process is an understatement. Let’s say I sat for the ACT more than once. I took two prep courses and did over a hundred hours studying on my own while missing sleepovers, birthday parties, and other fun festivities. In the end, it was worth it, though, because I was able to improve twelve points. Twelve points is an astronomical amount for this exam. To put things in context, most people are only able to improve four points at best. But because of my determination, I could not worry so much about this step of the process holding me back, so I persisted with my list of thirty schools.

Third, one must check if the schools they want to apply to have their major. I know this sounds like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised at how many schools I was thinking about applying to that did not have what I wanted to study.

At this point in my college search process, I knew I wanted to go into business finance and management; therefore, the school I would attend had to have a phenomenal business program if the school would be the perfect fit for me truly. This meant no liberal arts schools and basically no ivy League like Yale, Harvard, or Brown. This, for me, was a game-changer in eliminating schools. I managed to cut my list in half – only fifteen applications!

Fourth, once someone finally decides where they want to apply and that it is the right fit for them, it is finally time for the application process—personal essays, supplemental essays, personal statements, resumes, transcripts, recommendations, interviews, etc.

In applying to my fifteen colleges, I went through six drafts of my personal essay, write thirty supplemental essays (each with at least one or two revisions), one personal statement, two resumes, two transcripts, seven recommendations, and eight interviews. By the end of the process, once I submitted my last college application, I experienced complete and utter burnout. But sadly, the worst was yet to come.

Fifth, the waiting part. Once all of the physical work is done, the mental work begins. All one can do after all of the applications are turned in is wait to find out their future fate. I would chat to myself, “It will all work out,” “It will all work out,” “It will all work out.” As many times as I would chant this catchphrase, there was still a small part of me anxious about my future. I kept saying, “There is no way I am going to get into my top school.” And thoughts raced through my mind like, “Why would a college want me?”

As a matter of fact, I am still waiting on replies to seven of the fifteen schools. I got into four schools so far, I got deferred from two schools and rejected one school. But, through this entire process, I keep saying to myself – “It will all work out!”

I think that applying to college is a lot like Compumatrix. There is always something to do to continue looking toward the future, and the waiting process can build up anxiety. But we must all say to ourselves, “It will all work out.” And in the case of Compumatrix, it will more than work out. It will make waves when the system opens to the public. People work day and night to ensure everything will run smoothly when the system gets up and running.  Until then, we all need to say to ourselves, “It will all work out.”

About the author

Mary Rose Neumeyer is a high school senior with 15 college credits already earned. She is aspiring to earn a BBA with an emphasis in Finance and a law degree with an interested in the financial side of law.

Comments

  1. Hi Mary Rose Neumeyer ,nice to see your post after a long while.I empathize with you about the hops that one has to jump over to be able to get in the college of your choice and needs.But your positive mind frame of It will all work out is commendable and will lead to success in your life in all your endeavors.Glad Compumatrix played a part in your life to learn to be persistent and patient

  2. Awesome to see You sharing again MRN — have missed that thru the winter — and You are correct one thing 60+ years has taught me in life is that it Always works out — not always as we intended or wanted But it is worked out –lol — stay persistent and follow your Heart and You will be Awesome and Life will also — great to see you here again —

  3. Mary Rose,Glad to see you again,I also have a lot of prayers that you can easily find any college you want to enroll in,I think it happens to everyone,we like to go to the college of our choice and it happens after a lot of effort,after a long wait, when my name came up in my favorite college, I had a different passion to study there and it is true that even after a long wait in compumatrix, we will be happy, only we can all know the pleasure.

  4. It seems to me, Mary Rose, that you will go far in life. At such a young age you know the value of perseverance & persistence, knowing you will eventually land where you want to be. How fortunate to be a part of a company that has taught you that before you even enter the crazy world in your chosen profession. Kudos to you and may our journey be filled with ease & grace…

  5. Mary Rose Neumeyer of course it will all work out . We all have our doubts every now and then ..but as years go by we look back and say ,IT all worked out. We are lucky to be in Compumatrix , going to make it all work out ,that much easier once it all comes together. Looks like it won’t be that much longer now.

  6. Loved the post Mary Rose. I myself have several degrees, but never had to jump though the hoops people have to these days. I had to go to the military 1st in order to even afford to go to college. Then, when I 1st started there was no ACT, but many years later I had to take it for it to show on my records. I know there is an order and plan for education if you want to benefit in the long term, just like starting any business!
    I took a test when I was in high school, and then another later in the military, and they both said my strong suit was the medical field, and esp. several specialties which would have taken me far; but then we were poor, there were no loans, and I did not have the connections (things such as letters from congressmen or higher and/ or prior schools that would tout my cause for me. But, I still learned much about medicine, it is just not for that required license. Biomedical Engineering at LA, Tech was my dream school; but we could not afford the classes much less me living there.

  7. Mary Rose .. nice blog ..I can see you wrote from your heart. Yes now mater how things go .. It will work out. I have always had that mind set. I also say never say never. The world is a play ground and it is what we put into it daily.

  8. What a positive and determined young lady. So great to see such positivity. I have no doubt shw will get where she wants to and will make a name for herself, Congratulations and I wish you every success.
    And how right she is “it will all work out” – not only for her but Compumatrix too.
    We are now on the homeward run and the winning post is in sight.

  9. Mary Rose, IT WILL ALL WORK OUT! I understand your frustration. Choices are hard to make most of the time. You may find a college near you that has an excellent business program. A local college will give you a chance to decide the next step of a larger or far away college if you still want to further your education. You are an inspiration, and we wish you the best. Compumatrix will be your companion whatever you decide. Like you, I am glad we can participate in this company.

  10. I loved your post, Mary Rose. It reminded me of back in the day when I was applying for admission to different colleges. I didn’t end up at my first choice but as it turned out, it was the perfect placement for me. I still regard those four years as four of the best years of my life.
    I agree that Compumatrix is working out for everyone involved and for those future members who want to enrich their and others lives.

  11. Yes Mary Rose I agree with you that ‘It will all work out eventually’. With the faith,trust and patience it will not only all work out,but will be very rewarding for all members in Compumatrix, God Willing.

  12. It will all work out for what is supposed to be. Love your perseverance and Stictuitiveness. That’s what gets things done in the real world 🙂 When Compumarix does go “live” we will all be in a place of joy. Not just because of what it will personally bring us, but what it will breing to the world.

  13. Mary Rose, here is a strategy you can use when making big (or small) decisions. Take several slow deep breaths until you feel totally relaxed and your mind is quiet. Then, simply ask (in your head) the question you want to answer, e.g., what is the best school for me to attend? Then, wait quietly till an answer pops into your head. That will be your best choice. The more you practice this process the easier and more clear your answers will be. Best of luck to you.

  14. Wow Mary Rose, I never thought choosing a College would be that difficult. Maybe because where I’m from and the time that was set for me, was to choose between one of the two government university.
    In the end, I chose the closest to home and got my major in science-biology, but ended working in my family business. That’s how it turns out for me. Until Compumatrix came along and I was hooked from the beginning and said to myself, That’s what I want for my future. And Yes, It will all work out.

  15. Mary Rose you are a positive and determined young lady. So great to see such positivity. I have no doubt you will get where you want and will make a name for yourself. Congratulations and I wish you every success, and how ow right you are it will all work out not only for you but for Compumatrix family as well. We are now on the home stretch almost to the finish line.

  16. Mary Rose
    What a wonderful story! I can see you are a determined young woman and congratulate you on your acceptance letters. Having gone through this process with myself and three children including one MS degree and one pending Medical School Application, I totally understand and if you apply this amount of effort into college and Computmatrix I have no doubt you will be very successful in your endeavors. Best of Luck!

  17. Maintaining an attitude of “it will all work out” requires an individual to maintain a positive outlook on things. It is all a process. The process will include both negative and positive events. Because it is a process, many things will not happen immediately. Everything that happens can make a contribution to completing the process. If this is going to happen, we must look for the successes that we can repeat and the failures, we can learn from, so that we do not repeat them.

    1. You are correct Drew, this process does require a positive outlook and attitude toward the process. For one person a negative event could be a positive one and for another it could be vise versa. Thus the relativity of these events requires one to maintain steadfastness (meaning not “flying off the handle”) in the process with an attitude to reach the completion of success personally and wholly.

  18. I like how positive you are Mary Rose. It shows that you fly with eagles who are your close associates and you don’t gobble with turkeys who will only distract you from your goals. Well done and keep it up. Your Compumatrix rewards will work for you.

  19. Thank you for your article. I am so impressed by your hard work and stick to it of ness. I went to school at a time when it was easy for me to apply and be accepted. I’m not sure I would have ever made it if I had to jump through hoops like you did. As the first one in my family to even think of going on in school, I didn’t get much support.” After all all I had to do was get married and have a family.” I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to go to school and find a new way in life where I was able to travel and see things only dreamed of. I know that is the way with Compumatrix by hanging in and following through we will be able to help others find their dreams.

  20. Mary Rose, you are going to be fine and all that you wish for will happen. Maybe not totally the way you want. Then again you can position yourself to make it all happen. Your work ethic is one that most of us older folks are envious of.
    Your course through life from this point is a challenge and I see no reason why you won’t or can’t have all that you wish for. The school and courses you want will happen, stay positive and do not let the little frustrations sneak into your thought processes.
    Learn constantly, rest your brain often and pace yourself. Degrees are great, practical application is where you learn to be a leader and you will be someday! Learn all you can while you have the ability. Doing the things you love in life is a huge advantage. NO STRESS! “One door closes, another opens” that statement is real! Good luck!

  21. Mary Rose, you are going to be fine and all that you wish for will happen. Maybe not totally the way you want. Then again you can position yourself to make it all happen. Your work ethic is one that most of us older folks are envious of.
    Your course through life from this point is a challenge and I see no reason why you won’t or can’t have all that you wish for. The school and courses you want will happen, stay positive and do not let the little frustrations sneak into your thought processes.
    Degrees are great, practical application is where you learn to be a leader and you will be someday! Learn all you can while you have the ability. Doing the things you love in life is a huge advantage. NO STRESS! “One door closes, another opens” that statement is real! Good luck!

  22. Thank you Mary Rose, I love the blog because it touches close to home with me. My son is starting the same process and I’m sure I’ll have to push him. He’s not at all like you. So be proud your amazing!

  23. Nice blog Mary Rose! Yes, sometimes life requires a good degree of patience and effort from us. And sometimes things seem to weigh heavily on our shoulders. But even if things do not go as planned, life finds a way to balance it all to the best possible outcome. 😉

  24. Mary Rose very inspiring blog coming from one so young. IT WILL WORK OUT always sometimes not the way you want but yes it will work out in the long run and down the road when you will look back and ponder why was I so worried .One thing Compumatrix has taught every member is patience will pay off. We are reaching our goal soon with this company and wishing the same for you in life.

  25. Thank you Mary Rose, I am so pleased to see the understanding that you have on It will all work out. As a pastor I relay this message to the young and old because everyone wants things to happen now, But with Gods understanding and faith , I tell everyone to be patient and it will all work out. Like with Compumatrix we all need to understand with everyone’s hard work and determination it Will all Work Out. I myself had to learn to tell myself It Will all Work Out.

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