Have you ever been turned down for your dream job? How did you react? Did you ever get another chance at it or did you re-evaluate what you wanted?
I was back in 2013 and it was very upsetting for me. I tried applying for a few other similar jobs, but nothing came of it. As time went on, I found another job and eventually started rethinking what I wanted.
My wife moved here for a job with the same organization, but in a different department. With what she has relayed to me, I think I dodged a bullet 😆
My dream was to attend the US Naval Academy and become a naval aviator. When I was nominated to the Academy, but not appointed, I considered Navy ROTC. After a complete physical, as well as an eye exam which came just short of having my eyeballs removed from their sockets and studied, I was told that my vision would not qualify me Group 1 unrestricted flight status.
I was quite upset, and there wasn't the opportunity for a second chance. At that time, eye surgery was not allowed, so the dream needed then there. No F-14 Tomcat for me.