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.