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It seems like growing up/adulating can lead to a lot of disappointment and rejection. I’ve realized life after graduation is not all rainbows and butterflies – it is much more about trial and error. Figuring out life is hard, and I believe we all are going to be figuring out life for the rest of our lives. It is just funny to me in high school I thought 22 was old and that people who were 22 had it all figured out. One thing I feel like that is extremely tough is figuring out what you’re passionate about or what you want to do with your life. I think some people know exactly what their passion is or have a calling to do something. But, I think a lot of us don’t know. Also, your passion can evolve and change throughout life. I remember trying to figure out what job you want or where to work or where to start your life is so hard. It reminds me of going to college when you’re 18, and they expect you know what you want to major in.

Growing up can cause many disappointments/rejections from expectations, to love, to promotions, jobs, friends..the list could go on and on. I had a job interview, and my interviewee asked me, “How do I know you’re mentally tough?” (I had never gotten this questions before). I was racking my brain, trying to come up with an answer. I said, “This might be too honest, but honestly coming back rejection when I don’t get a job I interviewed for—finding a job after college has been more challenging than I ever thought. I think having to deal with rejection over and over and to keep applying and go after something your passionate about and having the strength to work harder for it every day shows my mental toughness. I’m not going to give up.” It was my honest answer. It was hard to admit too. I feel like, since graduation, I have been dealing with some level of disappointment (and rejection), but that’s okay as long as we don’t let it control us and keep us down. I love the quote, “I believe rejection is a blessing because it’s the universes way of telling you that there is something better out there.” Always believe something magical is about to happen. Take each disappointment as a sign; it wasn’t right for you, and there will be another door opening at any moment. Life is tough, but remember everyone is figuring out their lives to, even if you feel alone, you’re not! Trust me! XO

“You don’t become less valuable after rejection.”

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