I posted some positive career developments on Monday. As soon as I hit send on the post, I logged into my email for the bazillionth time that day to find a “thanks but no thanks” notification about one of the jobs I’d applied for. I’m not surprised, honestly. I figured it was a long shot, but still, rejection is rejection and the sting is there.

From the time when I posted for the job for a project manager until now, though, I’ve spent a lot of time looking into the project management field. I realize that I don’t have the qualifications they’d need to give me a shot at the job. But if all goes to plan, I will soon.

Unlike previous rejections, though, this one has not left me wallowing in self pity. Instead, I feel like I understand why and am dedicated to getting myself into the types of training that these positions require. It will probably take a year or two, but the path is there. All I have to do is begin taking steps.