You are waiting to hear news. It might be good news you are hoping to hear, something favorable to your future. Or, perhaps it's bad news you wish you could avoid, news that can prove to be an obstacle for some time. Either way, you just want to know what is going on, what is going to happen, so you can take the next step(s) to arrive at a conclusion. You are almost not concerned about the why, you simply want to know the what. But all you can do is wait.
Why do you have to wait?
Well, the decision, the next move to make things happen, may be out of your control. Or perhaps time is a necessity, it needs to pass in order for results to occur. But all you know is that it sucks. And you wait.
I'm in a situation like this now. I'm hoping for favorable news. If a 'negative' is given as a response, it won't be the end of the world. But it will be disappointing.
A friend of mine is waiting for news as well. It could be good or bad. Not sure what it will be, but I'm hoping for a positive outcome.
Waiting, in either case, is the only option.