I didn’t make it to the finals of Start-up @ Singapore competition. D:
Actually, I thought I would be much sadder than I was when I read the rejection letter. After-all, $20, 000 is a lot of money so I’m surprised by my reaction. I first thought, ” well, just gonna take a detour and add a few more lines to my come-back story”.
Come-back story. Those life stories that I find inspirational are those big BUT stories. Stories that goes along the lines of this:
When I was young, my toys get stolen by boys.
My girls get stolen by trolls.
Every time I park my car, it gets covered with poop.
When I finally got attached, I was duped.
I hustled till I get rich
and lived happily ever after….
Ok fine. That was a bad ending (why did I even have to write sounding like a boy). I’ve depleted my rhyming prowess in the first bit. Anyway, you get the drift.
I’m getting a fair bit of rejections lately. Didn’t go far in any local business plan competitions, and pretty much was ignored on twitter where I ask random strangers if I can help them look for guitar instructors. (hello random strangers, I’m real. Please let me help you find guitar instructors can?) <img src=”adorable shiny big eyes staring at you with utmost adorable-ity you cannot resist>
Oh wait, they resisted that’s why I got rejected. D:
But I’m fine, I’ll just start building the first part of my awesome BUT story…MY WORLD IS FILLED WITH ETERNAL SUNSHINE.
I’m so freaking optimistic. #selfpraise
Elisha Tan is the Founder of TechLadies. TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. Elisha is also the Developer Programs Regional Lead for Asia Pacific at Facebook.