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My List of Ls

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A running list of all the stuff I’ve failed at, also known as a CV of failures. My whole life is an L, but these are the highlights. Includes sour grapes.

2012

  • Didn’t get my article published in the inaugural school magazine.

2014

  • Didn’t get accepted into University of Florida, University of Florida not Trinity College
  • Failed to get the following jobs:
    • library technology consultant (ELITE)
    • campus bookstore
    • college interact club.

2015

  • Failed to get the following jobs:
    • resident assistant
    • orientation staff
    • Facebook internship
    • ELITE again
  • Didn’t get a Canadian transit visa (most expensive L here).

2016

  • Various internship applications
  • Internship offer at Des Moines Dev Shop revoked

2017

  • More internships, most notably:
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Local insurance company
    • Large CMS platform

2018

  • Various job applications, most notably:
  • Despite graduating, school because I’ve failed to make something of it.

2019

  • Various job applications, notably:
    • Google, twice though one of them was because I ran out of time.
    • Hair saloon CMS company
    • university transportation research center
    • another university transportation research center

2020

  • various job applications
  • CSS Tricks contributions x2

2021

  • even more job applications
  • article contribution at online publication

2022

  • a few job applications.