Have you ever suffered the humiliation and disappointment that comes with rejection? Been sad about a breakup? Been crushed by the loss of a job? Struggled with a "no" when you really wanted a "yes"?
With rejection comes disappointment and worse, humiliation. Who witnessed that rejection? Who saw my story unravel? How many people know I dreamt that dream and wrote that story and it dissolved into a puddle at my feet? Then, humiliation reluctantly acknowledged, with rejection comes fear. Maybe it’s just a little fear, a niggling doubt that I don’t have the resilience to weather this bump in the road. Or maybe it’s the staggering fear that I’m not good enough in this scenario, that I don’t deserve the happy ending in my story. Finally, with rejection, comes sorrow. It hurts to be rejected.