The Neurotic’s Notebook

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.

Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

I want a copy of The Neurotic’s Notebook; I don’t really know much about it except I seem to quote from it a lot and a lot of other people come to my site because of these quotes. I imagine I’ll stumble across a copy at a used bookstore one of these days…because when I’ve looked online, Amazon was asking $90.00 for a copy. If anyone has this book or can enlighten me on what it’s really about I’d appreciate it.
Today has been a melancholy day; there’s usually one day during the holiday season that doesn’t feel quite right. I’m ready for the holidays but along with it comes the reflection on how the year has gone and how much progress I’ve made with my goals. Maybe even a little more melancholy because I didn’t get a job I really thought I’d be successful in and I’m dealing with feeling rejected. A friend called me yesterday to share the same feeling it was between her and one other person for a job and she didn’t get it. Rejection is difficult to deal with whether you’re feeling it because you were laid off right before Christmas, or didn’t get the job you wanted or didn’t get your work picked up. Some days I can be really positive and brush rejection off and just move on. Other days it wears at you and you start thinking everything you do isn’t good enough. How do you deal with rejection? Do you share your disappointment with a friend? Do you journal your feelings? 
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