Yesterday sucked, no doubt about it. Being turned down for that job hit me hard. However, on the advice of a friend I will not let this get me down. Life obviously goes on, and part of this thing we call life is "the struggle". Some would say that life is nothing but the struggle, but that's another discussion entirely. :-)
At this point I am shifting directions (sort of). It may be possible that I find employment, and myself, in a completely new location. North is sounding really nice right now. South also doesn't sound too bad, either. As I've been saying for 5+ years, I am getting out of Connecticut. I want to. I have to. This state can really drag you down.
Yesterday after I got home, I was recited the speech from a friend of mine who lives in Maine. He basically told me what I already knew: I need to leave and go where I will be happy. And in short, that is anywhere but here.
It is true that sometimes the difference between here and there doesn't exist. In my situation, "here" is Connecticut, "there" is elsewhere. Many people get into the situation where their "there" becomes another "here", with the same problems, same crap, same everything. I honestly don't believe I fall into that category. My "there" will truly be a place which is different and is something worth shooting for.
The only mystery that remains now is... will I be going North or South?