Plan of action after rejection?

So recently I was rejected by a girl and it was pretty crushing, to say the least. She said she'd like to continue our friendship, but we were never super close to begin with. I only go to know her through work and texting and meeting up a few times. I'll be honest, I pursued her for many months and my gut genuinely told me she liked me, but I think I was rejected for reasons outside of my control. She left work back in May and I've only spoken to her sparsely since then (like only twice). Should I feel bad for not reaching out/trying to make plans, considering she never reaches out either? She's such a sweet, kind person and I would love to be friends with her, but it would be very difficult for me because Ik my true feelings. I'm quite torn. Its like we're strangers once again and that feeling stings awfully. The thing is, when I like a girl, I go in 110% and I was really attracted to her and interested in her and I know if I try and be her friend there's the possibility that I get very very hurt down the line and I'm trying to be smart enough and mature enough to realize that and not do that to myself. What do you guys think? Thanks in advance. Just a kind guy looking for some help and insight. Much love.
Plan of action after rejection?
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