Rejection sucks any way you slice it, always right around the corner, yet it’s an inescapable, inevitable and indispensable part of life.
A very commonly seen way to deal with rejection is to internalize it and let it leave a dent in our self-esteem and self-worth, but it’s acutally indeed an act of narssism.
It was not what I expected.
I rehearsed many times what the “saying goodbye" will be like in my mind. How I would press my lips against his with tears filled up my eyes as we depart our ways; How my arms would encircle his waist; How I would swoon over him.