Rejection is a Way of Life

I’ve always been an overachiever in all aspects of my life. I always made the highest grades in school, I was always involved in community organizations during college,  I bought my first house at 23 and I have always helped take care of members of my family. For 32 years I’ve always WON so much that it makes rejection hard for me to accept.

I’m 32 years old and gradually I’m learning to deal with rejection. It’s hard and at times I act like a two year old and simply can’t deal.

For example, this past week I got news that I did not get a job that I had applied for back in July. I was qualified, highly recommended and had a GREAT interview. Unbeknown to me, I was in the final two canidates but my principal went with the other canidadate.

I was crushed so I did what any normal 3 year old would do– I pitched a fit (at home of course). When I realized that no one was going to “pat me up” I did the only thing else I could do–pray and curl up  in my bed and watch The Golden Girls. There’s something about Rose, Dorothy, Sophia and Blanche that can make my darkest days better. A couple of years ago I would curl up on the couch and watch Golden Girls and eat a whole pack of cookies but luckily I’m past that stage in my life.

After spending a a couple of hours in my bed and after a lot of praying I got up and went on about my day. I realized that while rejection may be new to me there are others who have things WORSE off.  Yes,I felt like crap and had a 1000 questions about why I didn’t get the job– I realize that rejection is needed so that I don’t get the “big head”. So I’m back on the grind…. working on my legacy and loving my family. That’s all that matters in the end–right?

How do you guys deal with rejection?

 

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Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed “runnergirl”. Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .

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About BossyGirl1980

Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed "runnergirl". Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .
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3 Responses to Rejection is a Way of Life

  1. Kita says:

    I don't I fear it but it's a normal way of life I look at it as if it was for me it would be for me that has helped me in my life. And some of the things I got rejected for I am so glad I did. I got rejected for a position one time at Suntrust I was qualified like you and I thought the interview went well. They hired someone else mind you I was working their at the time and they hired an outsider well a year later that person got laid off and I still had my position I was like whew things happen for a reason.

  2. Patty says:

    I was going to say something witty "like don't think of it as a rejection but an opportunity for something better", but lamooooo. Sorry you didn't get the job. It just out right sucks eggs. Sounds like you're picking yourself up. I find exercise is one of the best forms of releasing stresses and leaves a lot of time to work through all the thoughts of "why didn't they pick me?" All you can do is say, NEXT!

  3. Kenya says:

    I just read somewhere that "Rejection is God's way of saying wrong way." Love that!

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