bad news bears

I know I've been alluding to some exciting news for a while but unfortunately things didn't go according to plan.  So, I guess I can let the cat out of the bag.  

I applied for a new position in our company's Foundation/Marketing department.  I was very excited about the opportunity, I pictured a new, more rewarding career.  Things were looking really good; my interview went extremely well and I was getting positive feedback from everyone involved.  Then, yesterday I got THE call...they have decided to go with another applicant.  

I'm not going to lie, I was devastated (although I held my shit together pretty well until I got outside and on the phone with Joe).  I'm keeping a positive attitude though.  It was actually a very nice rejection call, the Vice President of the department called me directly to give me the bad news, she was very upbeat and told me not to be discouraged.  Apparently there may be more changes in that department over the next year and she thinks there will be more positions available that I would be even better suited for.  She even said that NOT getting this position may be better for me career wise.

Well nothing motivates a girl to get her masters faster then finding out the chosen applicant has an MBA.  Within hours of that phone call I was online researching the process for applying to get my MAIT.  I requested updated letters of recommendation for my references and contacted the MAT testing center closest to my home.  I'm hoping to start classes in the fall.  This is the same degree my mom just received and my sister is currently working on.  While they are applying their work to teaching I will take the non-profit track.  I can take classes in Grant Writing, Web Design, Project Management, etc.  

I'm also extremely proud of how I handled myself once I got home.  In the past, I would have gorged myself on unhealthy food and lounged on the couch feeling sorry for myself.  Yesterday, the weather was beautiful so I hopped on my bike and rode 10 miles with my dad!  I had a healthy dinner at Applebee's and went to bed at a decent hour.  I'm such a big girl!

1 comment:

  1. Oh bummer but I am sure something else will come up in the future! Good luck with all the applications for grad school!