It's amazing how involved in our lives our Heavenly Father is. It's amazing to me.
Anyway, I'm free!
The whole world is ahead of me! And the horizon is, once again, back where it should be in the distance.
However, I am glad for my experience - I am better prepared for the future. I know more what I want out of life.
Part of that is adventure - I want to hike Kilimanjaro, bike the American Discovery trail, shoot the tunnel in the Grand Canyon, hike Denali. Another part is love - I want to love and to be loved intensely. I want to live life intensely - and I'm okay with that, and if other people aren't, so be it.
One good part about rejection is this: it forces the question, "Do you like who you are?" And I can answer, "Yes, I do!" I'm not perfect, I'm working on things, but I am a valuable individual. And so rejection is not a blow, but simply a negative answer.
If that is the prize of rejection - a renewed awareness that my worth is not dependent on someone else's opinion - then rejection is a very, very good thing.
Not that I want more of it, though. :-)