So, if the outcome is out of your hands, how (or what) do you keep on trying?
The application for grad school was due May 15, and I sent mine in almost a month early. However, I still haven't heard, which probably doesn't mean very much because they would have to wait for any late submissions, and it's only been a week and a half since the deadline.
But ... it leaves me with what I'm supposed to be doing in the meantime. There are plenty of things that I could be doing that would be helpful, no matter which way their decision goes (and I don't really think I won't get in; I just fear it a little.)
But I seem to be metaphorically holding my breath, for some reason.