I have a feeling I didn’t get the job. Should have called today to follow up, but I don’t want to hear, “Sorry, we found someone that’s a better fit.”
So tomorrow I’ll go to work, make pizzas for tourists, and act like nothing ever happened. Or that I was excited.
I should have never told the straight white woman that interviewed me that I’m streetsmart.
Let me just curl up into a ball and read, world.
I didn’t know how to be truly happy. I had to cope with it by dismissing it, by forecasting its inevitable end. My belief system operated on the notion that good things in my life were a universal hiccup where doom surely loomed. Happiness was fleeting and accidental; goodness wasn’t in the cards for a girl like me.
—Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
Janet Mock at Google Talks
This is such a good talk, I thought I’d share. Especially for people that like to write .