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“I don’t think I left because I’m a bad chef. I think I left because I had a bad day.”

—Tracey Bloom, from Top Chef D.C.

Don't let rejection drown you: Find the boat that floats (Image: AS)

A new episode of Top Chef D.C. aired last night, but this quote comes from the chef who packed her knives the week before. And I love it because it’s a reminder that rejection isn’t a stamp of future doom on our foreheads, it’s just a passing bump in time!

In life and love, if you get blown off, or dumped or not called back, or dismissed, it’s easy to take that in as a judgment of who you are. “I’m not worthy of the best,” you might think. Or, “No one else will want me either.” But Tracey’s experience is a perfect example of how to keep things in perspective. The next time you feel like you’ve been ousted, don’t take it as a sign that you’re not good enough, cute enough, sexy enough, talented enough or smart enough. Take it as a sign that maybe you were having a bad day—and they were suffering from a complete and utter lack of taste to appreciate you. It’s all in how you look at it. Just make sure you come out on Top. Your half-orange will sure think you do.

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Big love,

Amy Signature 4