So what happens when you put yourself out there and you’re not received? For me, the disappointment can turn into depression. Then PTSD kicks in and adds that rejection to something personal inside, not realizing that when I am not chosen, it is not a rejection of self, it is them making a decision for what clearly meets their needs.

Today if I am not chosen, if I don’t win – it does not mean that I should stop reaching for my dream. It means it was not for me and I was not for it.