It is a tough cycle so far and lots of worrying endlessly and praying that I get in somewhere this cycle. I know I am a little at a disadvantage because I'm not URM and I live in CA and I don't have the strongest numbers, but I am trying not to be neurotically checking my status from every school. I'm thankful that I at least have 2 interviews so far since some don't have any. Trying to just enjoy my life and keep on exercising, so my body will continue to feel good! :) And whenever I get a rejection, I just go hug my cat (if he lets me) and thinks "at least he still loves me (sometimes)."
FYI, I applied to all the UCs, but have yet to receive a secondary from UCLA or UCSD. I did receive one from Riverside, but I ended up not applying because I never went to UC Riverside or lived in Riverside and they sent me a secondary relatively late, so I felt as though my chances of getting in were just about zero.
If anyone wants to ask me any questions or needs help with anything, just go ahead and message me, I WELCOME ALL MESSAGES! :)
UPDATE 11/19/13: I currently have 4 interview invites, which I'm pretty darn happy about (my original goal was to aim for 5 interviews). Looking at the schools that offered me an interview, UCSF and Washington University are the ones that definitely surprised me (pleasantly!) because they are top schools and based off on my GPA/MCAT, I didn't think I had a shot. I originally was debating on whether I should apply to those schools because I didn't want to waste more money than I needed to, but I ended up applying to UCSF because I applied to all CA schools to increase my chances of staying in CA and I applied to Washington University because my sister encouraged me to, saying they look beyond numbers. LESSON: if you can financially afford it, still apply to schools that you think are out of your reach because you never know what might happen, don't discount yourself out! If you don't apply, then you for sure won't get in. :)