Just Shoot Me

Just Shoot Me—I love that show, even now! The snappy patter and crazy characters still make me laugh. A bunch of misfits who can’t make it anywhere else are a synergy greater than the sum of their parts for a slick fashion magazine.

Rejection is part of the characters’ reality, and every human being’s I’ve ever met. I got rejected for an MFA program last week. It was discouraging and made me question my writing. But, I dusted myself off. Now I’m waiting for another letter. I expect it to also be a rejection since I realized that I went for the wrong niche. I listened to some other people instead of my gut.

So…just shoot me. When is this letter going to arrive? Get it over with! My friend told me that the longer it takes, the more likely it’s good news. Let’s hope she’s right.

But don’t we all do this? We build scenarios in our heads, and find that waiting is torture. However, it’s all about fit. Far better to be somewhere you belong than somewhere you don’t.

Recently, I read an article by a female entrepreneur who said she usually had her best successes after some major failures. I’m going to see this as a winning situation, even if it doesn’t feel like it.

May all of your failures be the road to success!

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