A month ago, my life was great. I had two companies fighting for me, a guy that I had been deeply missing visiting me, and a set of plans as to what to do after graduation.
I don’t really have anything now.
I was sitting in a review session yesterday, excited out of my mind to take my last EVER final. And I got this email I didn’t expect. “While we were impressed with your background, we decided to go in a different direction…”
My eyes widened. That was the company I had a FOURTH interview with. I had banked on working for them, staying in Boston forever. My. dream. job.
My eyes well up in the classroom. I swallow. I text my dad the email.
And he makes me smile.
“Don’t worry too much about this. Your grandfather once told me this quote. *When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us*.
He was right. There is a company who has shown interest in me that I have been ignoring and I think I will give them a shot.
I also started to think about my love dilemma.
It was applicable there too. I focused too much on my “closed door” (Prince Player) that I failed to see the open door (Scientist). And I don’t think I can ever get Scientist back.
But as my dad said after we talked for a bit, “You learned. And that’s what’s important”.