TBT: Today, I'm looking back on my first T-shirt submission to a shirt-a-day site. I didn't know what to expect, but was met with months of rejection emails, usually without any kind of feedback. This pushed me to create better designs, and the possibility of that golden acceptance email kept me going. At times, it was discouraging, but it was an important and necessary exercise in rejection therapy. "Thunderbolt and Lightning"--a Pokemon/FFXIII mashup--was the first design I ever submitted anywhere, and I look at it today as a reminder of both where I came from and where I'm going. I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane with me!