This is the picture of the very kind rejection email I received in 2007 from scribegrrrl, letting me know that I had not made the cut to be a blogger for AfterEllen.com.
I am posting this image (with scribegrrrl’s gracious permission) to celebrate the anniversary of my first post appearing on AfterEllen.com.
We all get knocked down, disappointed, or rejected from time to time. Sometimes those rejections (however nicely worded) feel like a definitive end when really they are just the beginning to another adventure we never imagined. In 2007 I had a dream to write for my favorite website and five years later that dream came true.