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It’s Okay to Feel Sad When Your Work Is Rejected

Stop pretending you’re okay when you’re not.

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Though I was nervous and a part of me didn’t believe my work was good enough, I pressed the Submit button. I leaned back against my chair and sighed in relief. It was done. I’d pitched my first article to Better Humans. A chill of excitement went through me, and I felt confident they would accept the piece.




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Itxy Lopez

Itxy Lopez

I’m a self-discovery writer: I write as I grow, make mistakes, and learn. It’s a celebration of humanness.

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