Rejected but not defeated…

Given my blogging history in the past, I wouldn’t be surprised if people think that the lack of posts recently has denoted the death of this blog.

Nah. I am just terribly and crazily busy. In fact busy in itself is an understatement for the workload that I have to complete daily for the past four weeks. Good Lord, it’s week five tomorrow and I truly dislike the odd week in all honesty (yes I am staring at both of you, 348 and 358).

A little update following my last blog entry, I got rejected. I was busy editing my prelab for 302 on Friday morning when my phone vibrated and I knew that I have just received a new e-mail. It didn’t cross my mind that it was indeed the rejection e-mail because I do receive e-mail every morning around 8 o’clock, so nothing was amiss with getting an e-mail on Friday. Then it was Lundi who Facebook message me and asked whether I have received any e-mail and at that point I knew the fate of my application without even having to read the e-mail.

Oh well, I might have been too optimistic, considering that I do fulfill their basic requirements in terms of academic performance and having prior industrial experience. So for the past three weeks, I was actually more anxious about getting a phone call in the middle of a laboratory session or in the midst of 302 lecture, LOL, rather than receiving a rejection e-mail.

Naturally I felt crappy on Friday. I know myself so well now after twenty-two years and I will be more surprised if I don’t feel bad after the rejection. On the same time, I am partially glad because God knows exactly where my true desire lies. In a sense, the rejection is a blessing in disguise cause I don’t know how I will feel if I got accepted then there is an opening for that particular position I am eyeing for.

I am rejected but that doesn’t mean I am defeated. Nor does that mean that I am losing my optimism. As Jean Luc Picard said, “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness; that is life.”

Till then. Xx.


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