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kleinbl00  ·  1713 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

I'm sorry. That sucks. Having your plans blown open is a "nothing can really be said" situation but I'll say this anyway:

On February 13, 2007 I got laid off. On February 15, 2007 I was informed by the financial aid office that I wouldn't be doing the Peter Stark Program at USC (the Starkies didn't even bother sending me a rejection). And for March and April I had no clue what the hell to do. But May I spent three weeks in Thailand and June I started mixing national television.

In July, I found out that the guy who changed the coffee was a graduate of the Peter Stark Program at USC. I was making about six times as much as he did, actually had my name in the credits and wasn't sitting on $200k in student loan debt two years in the future.

Odds are, this isn't a similar bullet dodged. Odds are, it would have been a spectacular fit. But odds are, one door closed and another opens.

Keep your eye out for open doors.