Another long day, another kick in the teeth

This morning I received an automated email in response to an opportunity I had put my heart and soul in to trying to make mine.

The computer said no.  Again.

It wasn’t a surprise really.  After all, who’d want a fat, old, ugly past-it like me?!

Today is International Women’s Day and we are surrounded by tales of celebration and posts of despair.  

Whichever you’re feeling, and the circumstances you’re dealing with, the fact is that is inequality is still very much real and part of daily life for most women.  

And if that wasn’t bad enough, it seems that the difficulties increase and how we feel about them become more and more intense, the older we become.

Published by Shauna

Hi. I'm Shauna, a 40-something solo tripster. By tripster I mean part-time traveller. is an amalgamation of plenty of personal rambling on my experiences when travelling on my own, how I feel, where I've been and what I've seen, and advice on how to go solo if you've never done it before but always wanted to try. After all, if I can do it, anyone can!

2 thoughts on “Another long day, another kick in the teeth

  1. You are too hard on yourself. Rejection of any kind is always difficult to receive and it’s testament to how much you care that you feel the way you do. Using your awesome phrase that you threw my way so many months ago, keep your chins up x

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  2. Being you, who you are for your obvious talent and energy and experience is worth so much. Perhaps it is better this door didn’t open, and there is a better opportunity for you just around the corner! Happy International Women’s day! Celebrate! WE are women! We matter, and we can move mountains, personal and otherwise when we work together. I believe in you!

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