I’ve been there too. This is my third(!) time applying for PhD programs. I applied straight out of undergrad and the following year, didn’t get accepted. So I took a break from applying and got some work experience directly related to what I now want to research. This time around, I’ve had a lot more luck. I’m only applying to 5 schools, and so far, I have been accepted with funding to 3 and still waiting for two. I know it may seem tough with the rejections now, but I hope I can give you some hope that even if you don’t get in this year, you won’t have less of a chance in the future.