Stages of Rejection

Psychiatrists have suggested that there are two general phases of rejection: Protest and Resignation.

As I have written before, the time right after triathlon season ends, summer is over and we aren’t vacationing every weekend can be a little bit of a drag. September & October are great months for me because the boys are back where they belong (in school!) and I feel like I have a little bit more control over my time. I clocked in about 8 solid weeks of training while actually completing work projects and staying on top of the tides of laundry in this house of boys.

AND I applied to be a Coeur Sports brand ambassador! I love the company, love the clothes and the thought of representing their brand seemed like a no-brainer. After all raising 3 boys and training for 3 sports takes quite a bit of heart and courage! It is tricky to be a parent and be devoted to your own goals too. I was anticipating the rush of support and encouragement I would receive by becoming a part of the Coeur team.

Well it turns out that I was not the only one with this desire! Apparently 800 other women also applied to become a part of the brand’s team. The team will have at least 2 Megans on the team but I am not one of them. >picture my very sad face<

Cue the PROTEST. My first reaction was to unfollow the company on Instagram.  That’ll teach them! And I even contemplated buying a different company’s tri kit. I fumed and felt very rejected for a few minutes (okay maybe an hour or two). A few retaliation emails were even drafted in my head. Then I googled the word Rejection. I hate being typical so I decided to eat some potato chips, steal some of the kids’ Halloween candy and MOVE ON.

I am resigned to being left off the team. Oh well! I still love the clothes. I’ll still wear a Coeur kit. And I’m still going to have an amazing tri season in 2016. Maybe this ‘rejection’ will help me take some risks and makes some of my own connections.

Keepin' on keepin' on.
Keepin’ on keepin’ on.

2 thoughts on “Stages of Rejection

  1. That stinks! I’m sorry you didn’t get chosen this year-I got the same rejection last year and it’s no fun at 😦 They are missing out by not having you on the team!!

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