It’s something we’ve all faced and will continue to face at some point in our lives. Whether it’s from a friend, significant other, employer, or family member, rejection is never fun. I’ve certainly had my fair share of a variety of rejection throughout my life. For some reason, I always think it’s going to get easier, but it never does. It seems like the older we get, the more passionate we become about things, and when these things aren’t handed to us, the rejection stings just a little more than we had anticipated.
I can remember my first date like it was yesterday. It was a sweltering hot Sunday afternoon in the middle of July, and we decided to go to the zoo. My fantasies of a cute afternoon spent strolling, laughing, and chatting were soon completely squashed. My hair was falling flat and lifeless from the intense humidity, and the crowds of people made it so we had to walk single file a la elementary school…not exactly romantic. During the date, I thought it would be fun to go on the carousel together.