During unemployment, it's easy to counteract the thought of "I'm not good enough" with "I'm good enough." But binary, this or that, black ⬛ vs. white ⬜ thinking is always in tension. The reality is there are days when we feel hopeful. There are days when we hear zilch, nada, "The position has been taken. Would you like to intern for free?" Some days we can't muster the energy to apply. It's all a part of who we are. It's all a part of the process. The joy. The doom. Sometimes all you to need to be is a mess. And that's okay.