I was panicking the other day about my LOR coming in late. I had notified my writer in November, and had sent polite reminders. Around the end of December, I was really freaking out when I received a response saying she was out of town but would work on it when she got back. It hadn't been submitted yet. Today I received an email notifying me that Harvard app's deadline was extended to Monday (it was originally tomorrow), so I breathed a sigh of relief. The LOR should be on time now.
Now, I'm just having severe moments of panic and self-doubt regarding the rest of my application. I've spent so long on my statement trying to perfect it, and while I'm currently pleased with it, I can't help but wonder "what if it's still not good enough?" Then I think, "what if I'm not good enough?"
I know it's not the end of the world if I get rejected. I can always try reapplying later, or say screw it and find another way to pursue my goals. It's just the thought that after devoting so much time, effort, and money into applications, it would sure suck to get a rejection.
I guess I should just take a deep breath, hit submit and get it over with.