Wednesday, July 3, 2013

How Not Getting Picked Can Be A Good Think

I recently applied for Design Team spot, after great encouragement from friends, followers and fellow crafters.  The list of people who made the team was announced yesterday and I was not one of the lucky ones.  To be honest, I was initially quite disappointed but as it turns out I think it was a very good thing.

Don't get me wrong, I did obsess about it and all of the following ran through my mind:

  • Am I just not good enough to live up to this company's expectations?
  • After checking out the blogs of new team members, it looked like maybe the number or followers was just not enough for the company?
  • Then it got really absurd - was my look not what the company wanted to be associated with?
  • Was my recent post of 'adult' word stamps influence the company to not pick me?
  • The new team members were far more extensive than I guess I expected (39). In my mind it would have been less hurtful of there was only a handful of spots but with this many it kind of made me feel like I failed. 
In the end - WHO CARES, so I didn't make a Design Team, there will be others plus there must have been a reason why they didn't want me - although I will never find out the details I am now OK with that.

Interestingly enough, shortly after not seeing my name on the list for this company, I received a very interesting offer that I am currently researching.  I guess I am just a positive person and even disappointments don't last long.  Stay tuned.

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