It’s hard putting yourself out there everyday laying your soul’s passion before the world. You wait with bated breath to see their reactions…to only get none. Rejection is more than a written or verbal response. Most times it is silence. Not responding to a text is one form of rejection, but with social media you can be rejected in a dozen different ways by hundreds, if not thousands, of people.
The benefit of these shuns is this: learning to cope.
You can’t be everyone’s cup of coffee (cuz tea is not my thing). Not everyone will love everything you do. I am learning to take the harsh words and blank text boxes with a grain of salt. I can’t learn without knowing what my issues or flaws are. Correction comes from observation and blank text boxes are an observation. It tells me that the little piece of my soul that I openly shared did not reach you.
Don’t get me wrong, it stings. It can be a slap in the face. Been there, done that, will go back again and again. I will rip out a piece of my soul and lay it before you to see if it is worthy. I still wait for your response and when none comes…I’ll try again tomorrow.