This blog post is about getting a no - a rejection - after a job interview and being very honest that this doesn't feel great.
I personally never feel great when I get that no after an interview. Even if I don't want the role, even if I knew this wasn't the right opportunity, getting that no, the "we don't want you" is one of the feelings I have to say is pretty hard for me. And it happened again today.
This is a topic that is pretty close to my world at the moment. A good friend got a "no" this week after many interviews and being down to the final two. It was hard to see him deal with this as I know how he feels. It isn't nice to be rejected after you have tried your best in the interviews.
In the last 12 months, I have applied for 4 jobs and had a no for all of them. Did any of the roles really suit me? No, not at all. Was I applying for the wrong role? Yes. Did I know listening to my gut instinct that every one of these roles was wrong? Yes. But it doesn't make the getting the no any easier. It is always nice to be the one who turns down something or someone instead of the other way around.
When this happens to me, I take time to reflect. I allow myself to be ok with the no. I look at the bigger picture and what is meant to happen with my life. I practise gratitude. I rebalance.
I wanted to share this quote with you that my navy shared with me. It reflects both his view on life and connects to his passion for boxing.
It is about getting up. A no may feel like a punch but it isn't the end of the boxing match. It may hurt but you can get up again and keep fighting on.
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place. And I don’t care how tough you are. It will beat you to your knees and keep you permanently there if you let it”
We have a new project in our family - to write a guide on the best places to eat pizza in Copenhagen. We are taking one new place per month and writing a blog post on our feedback.
The first restaurant was Rossopomodoro which is situated at the top of Illum, right in the centre of Copenhagen. There are a mixture of different places to eat plus access to a fantastic room terrace with stunning views of central Copenhagen.
Busy, good atmosphere, cool vibe, nice architecture/design and roof terrace with stunning views of central Copenhagen.
Quite loud music. Tables close together so not the place for an intimate date.
Very fast, our reservation was ready and clean tables
Super friendly with a charming waiter
Drinks came very fast
Pizza took 10 mins to arrive on a busy Sat
Taste: overall score 4,83
Max - 5
Lucy - 4.7
Sophie - 4.8 (little salty)
Soft dough, sweet tomato sauce, little bit salty dough which was a good combination with the sweet tomato sauce, good amount of mozzarella, fresh basil and overall great taste.
Big pizza, very filling
Also have other food except pizzas on the menu. Looked delicious which we saw what other people were eating at nearby tables.
Total bill including tip was Kr 600 ($85 USD) for 3 people - 3 pizzas and 2 drinks each.
A Margherita pizza cost Kr 120 each.
Dance like nobody's watching - because they're not
Dance...music...moving our bodies. When was the last time you put on some music and danced for the whole track? Just let go and dance?
A few things over the last few months have reminded me how much I LOVE and NEED to dance.
So what do I do now that is different? I dance at home. Yes, that's right. I put on my favourite song and I dance around my apartment. It feels great. Sometimes the children are at home and they join in, a lot of the time I do this when I am home alone.
What songs make me want to dance at the moment?
Try it...find a song. I know my navy guy loves techno/trance songs to dance to. What gets you grooving will be unique to you so don't over think this or compare yourself to anyone else. Just find 5 minutes today and dance.
A whole year has passed since you gave up eating foods with processed sugar in them. For you, chocolate (and eating sugar) never gave you happiness. In fact quite the opposite. It impacted your mental health, caused inflammation and for someone who puts on weight very easily, contributed to those extra kilos.
What a journey it has been. It started with the support and help of the Jumpstart group you took part in in November 2016. Those two weeks changed your life. Learning to eat differently, experimenting with new foods and the realisation again that you are a sugar addict. Your addiction meant that moderation was never an option. One chocolate bar led to another. And oh you tried with eating raw chocolate instead...it was still feeding your addiction and habit.
But here we are now in November 2017. A time to celebrate. You took on a big challenge and succeeded. You used the support available to you and embraced a new way of living.
You have more energy than before and are sleeping well every night. Your skin is glowing and those extra kilos you wanted to lose - well, they just fell off.
And most important of all , you are sparkling. The dark depression has lifted and whilst you still have a bad day once in a while, your outlook on life has shifted.
This is your future self saying keep going. It is worth it. You have the tools and the people in place on team Sophie to cheer you on. Admitting to an addiction is not a weakness. It is a strength.
On a journey to live the best sparkling life possible. Brit living in Denmark, mum to two amazing little people, Navy girlfriend, jazz lover, exploring yoga, buddhism and living healthy.