When I didn’t get the call during the day, I knew I’d be getting the “other call” after work. I didn’t get a job I had been interviewing for and hoping for. A dream job. A job in which I could make a difference. Every. Single. Day. I didn’t get it and we were out of wallow-in-self-pity-wine.


Ever since returning from Utah, I knew that while I love my Volunteer life, I should be doing more. I currently work for a (very large) company that encourages giving back and supports me in supporting the SPCA, but I just feel like I could and must do more. I will do more. In the meantime, I’ve had my evening of wallowing in disappointment in myself and now I will brush myself off and though I’m still hurting, I will push on.


Everything happens for a reason.  Right?

13 thoughts on “Meh.

  1. My daughter and I developed our personal theory that it is ok to feel sorry for yourself. We believe that is normal and healthy to do so when necessary HOWEVER, our rule was that you are only allowed to feel sorry for yourself for 24hrs. After that it’s time to get back into the real world. We have both used the rule very effectively numerous times! 🙂

      • Great …………. go and drown in your sorrows; use the “poor me” angle; eat and drink carelessly; isolate yourself …………………. enjoy your remaining time of unbridled self-over indulgence. Soon the real world will once again be forced onto you so make the best of your remaining “poor me” time. Once your time is up, give everybody a huge smile and tell them “I’m back!” 🙂

  2. It’s tough not to be upset about not getting something we want so badly. And, it’s OK to have a good pity party. However, I’ve learned that when that happens usually something even better, that I didn’t even know about, is waiting right around the corner. 🙂

  3. We have recently moved to a new city, and I previously ran a successful (if small) dog care biz. Since moving I’ve had a couple of setbacks, I’ve gone from being independent and needed to not so much…but this week things have turned around! The fact that you got an interview is an achievement in itself and there will be other opportunities, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now 🙂

  4. I feel two things very strongly, 1. it’s their loss. 2. timing in life, is everything. and the timing for this was not right because the timing for something else will be right. You shine in everything you do so don’t worry about your ‘dream job’ and just continue living your ‘dream life’!!

    • I second this!! Absolutely their loss, and I bet the perfect thing is right around the corner. That said, you totally deserve some Wallow Wine and hope you were able to indulge a bit of pity with a big glass of red!

  5. There is always a plan. Maybe not the one we hope for, but there is always one. The right opportunity will come along at the right time. There must be something else you are meant to be doing until then.

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