Monday, April 8, 2013

Who Says?!


Whether it's from the cute guy at the school dance or the umpteenth publishing professional, rejection sucks. Our hearts break a little, our lights dim, and the internal basket case/mean girl in each of us starts jackhammering away at our confidence.

I’m not good enough…I’m not pretty enough…They don’t like me…Nobody likes me…Nobody sees me…Nobody would even care if I disappeared…I am nothing…I have to do better…Try harder…Make them like me…Be better…Be someone else…Be more like them…Stop caring…Stop trying…Stop believing…Stop  JUST STOP!

Next time rejection wrenches your heart in half, give yourself a break (and a hug). Channel your inner Selena Gomez singing “Who Says” just to you.
Selena Gomez: 'Who Says' Cover Art!

 Wouldn't wanna be anybody else, Hey! (Can you hear her?) Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, na. You've got every right—To a beautiful life. C'mon on! (Sing with me!) Who says? Who says you're not perfect? Who says you're not worth it? (C’mon–grab a hairbrush or curling iron and go full on karaoke style!) Who says you're the only one that's hurting? Trust me—That's the price of beauty. Who says you're not pretty? Who says you're not beautiful? Who says?

If it’s been a particularly horrid day, grab your BFF and do a duet.  Sing and dance until your heart doesn’t feel so raw and your life feels beautiful again. Because you have every right to be happy and succeed in your dreams!

Now that I've got "Who Says" stuck in your head, take a moment to celebrate yourself!!!  Watch the videoor better yet, sing along with itand know this message is for you - today and every day. ;)

**And because we could all use more smiles, be sure to stop by Friday when I play 20 Somewhat Inappropriate Questions with Calvin Klein Underwear Model Mark Perini.**


(after HUNDREDS of rejections, I can't help but share some good news: Zondervan is launching a brand new mainstream imprint and DOON will be one of their featured titles!!! blink YA books *Authors (Carey & Lorie) doing Snoopy Dance* :D
YOUR TURN: When rejection gets you down, what gets you back up?


Lorie Langdon said...

Excellent post, Carey. :)It's a message we all need to hear.
I think I'm going to go watch that video and sing along...

Pintip said...

Great post, Carey! I'll have to add that song to my rejection playlist... When I receive a rejection, I like to listen to music, play with my kids, get a good night's sleep... It might sound cliched, but everything does look brighter in the morning!

Kimberly said...

When rejection gets me down, what gets me back up?
Who says I'm back up? LOL.
Great post. Everyone, no matter the age or circumstances, can relate to that. Thanks for the reminder.

Melissa Landers said...

Great message, Carey! :)

CareyCorp said...

Lorie, Pintip, & Mel - thanks for singing along with me!

Kim - We've all been there! I'm singing for you. Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, na.

Loree Huebner said...

Congrats! Doing the Snoopy dance with you!!!

CareyCorp said...

Thanks Loree!