Well isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic!

Today’s post title is one of my all-time favorite lines from the brilliance that is ‘Friends’, and it aptly sums up how I feel about the job-hunt at this moment in time (Sidenote: I canNOT believe that the series finale was 10 years ago today.  That’s not the point of this post, but I still feel like I’m squirming on the end of my chair asking the existential question: ‘DID Rachel get off the plane?!?’).  We all face rejection on a minutely/daily/monthly basis; whether it’s out on the dance floor because your robot skills ‘aren’t on lock’, in a relationship because you’re ‘just not that funny’, or with a potential job because you ‘don’t have 85 solid years of experience’ to pad your resume, rejection is the biggest of buzz-kills.  (Sidenote #2: only that last example is slightly embellished.  Apparently I should never go into stand-up comedy or become a professional dancer.)  I’m not writing this to air my woes or fish for compliments; I’m writing this as a reminder to all of us who are facing some form of the r-word right now that (hopefully sooner than later), we will all be able to reject rejection.  So let’s all take a moment and watch the clip below.  Once you’ve dutifully followed my instructions, go ahead and close your eyes and pretend that the elusive bit in your life right now is that snorkeling mask, slowly floating away from you and down into the endless, scary depths at the bottom of the ocean.  While your eyes are still closed, add to this image and place yourself as Marlin and me as Dory.  Which is probably very fitting, as you’re probably annoyed that I just got this song stuck in your head for the rest of the night:

Rejection is one of the most fascinating ‘personality building blocks’ to me.  Personally, the more rejection I face, the more personality I develop (I’m going to chalk this up as ‘over-correcting’).  This is probably a problem, because then I take to the Internet and post a gem of a post like this one.  But at the same time I’m thankful for this over-correction, because such a ‘boost’ always allows me to crawl back into my bubble of confidence and remind myself that tomorrow holds the potential of providing me with the opening line in my next chapter of this little book called ‘Life’.  Because let’s face it-it’s Disney movies, Chandler Bing, and blind naivety that make the world spin ’round  ;).  So let us all take a moment and remember the wise words of Dory/EllenDeGeneres: ‘When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do?  Just keep swimming.’  We will all swim to the bottom of that ocean, grab that mask, and finally find Nemo!  Or whatever real world situation that isn’t made up and applies to you…

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