Also, I had to take the SATs two times but it was helpful for me to re-take the exam. I think, the struggles that I endured were worth the experience because sometimes struggles lead you towards appreciating the journey more than if you received something without much effort. At first, I was discouraged, especially because I received the wait-listed and rejection letters before the acceptance letter but the two letters made me humble and reminded me that I always have to work hard and not put my guard down.
Do not put your guard down, keep working hard and know that you are worth the effort it takes to work as hard as you should. I found a quote that I really think people should know: "Do What Matters." Continuing higher education matters and no matter how long it takes to complete your associates, bachelors and later on masters and/or doctorates, the journey to completing your degrees will be worth the effort. So, stay focus and "Do What Matters".