When life gives you lemons…


Make lemonade.

Or you could just squeeze them into some hot water and detox the crap out of your body. But we’re not talking about actual lemons today. Today, I want to talk about setbacks.

We all experience them, all the time. Some are so minor they are almost negligible, like spilling coffee on your shirt and being late to work (weekly occurrences in my life… how bout you?). Some are so huge we don’t think we’ll ever recover.

I’m going to start with a personal story.

The Lemons.


Yesterday I interviewed for a Dietetics & Integrative Medicine fellowship position within my department that I really wanted. I entered the interview with a relatively high level of confidence, but when I came out I felt very different. I knew I didn’t do my best and I had that deep gut feeling that it wasn’t going to end in my favor. I called my mom and told her about the interview with tear-filled eyes (hi mom, I know you’re reading). I was ready to accept that I didn’t get the position, but I hoped for the best.

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