It’s acceptance season! The high school seniors are hearing back from colleges with offers of admissions, my LinkedIn feed is filled with proud announcement posts about job offers and internship opportunities, and all around there’s an excitement to follow a new path and find a place of belonging. Amidst all of the hardship and frayed patience that placed people under stress, these words of acceptance come as a relief to our worries with the promise that everything will be spectacular moving forward. However, not all people are as fortunate to receive such offers, and not all will be well after an offer is received. It’s easy to get excited about these new prospects for yourself or for others, but like always in life, there will be another hurdle to jump over after this one. So, let’s celebrate these acceptances like they’re life-changing news and then take them with a grain of salt the following day. It’ll be the new normal until the next acceptance season after all.
Liana Lau is a business administration sophomore at the University of Michigan, who enjoys learning about innovative mediums and storytelling techniques. Her section Immersive is dedicated to disrupting the way in which we facilitate relationships in the digital era by exploring intimate narratives about life through unconventional storytelling mediums. Together, each piece seeks to challenge the way in which we communicate our thoughts and seek connection from others.