Look to be done, not mad, not bothered, just done. Protect your peace at all costs.
Things are not always going to go your way. Count on it.
The bigger variable is not so much, whether or not it transpired, but rather, how your overall experience concludes.
One might readily argue that the entire experience just resolved in disparate fashion from your greatest hope, so why would there be any need or value to look beyond that horizon as to determine whether or not it, in and of itself, was important?
The answer to that quandary lies in whether or not you are measuring your perspective in the context of the long game. There are so many chapters in life. Some resolve with wonderful outcomes for us. Others are more bland. And then there are those that come with highly negative outcomes.
When a chapter concludes, it is, of course, wise to learn the lesson. But an even larger lesson for the long game is how your thought process continues to deal with whatever negativity you have just endured.
We would all prefer to have a calm frame of mind. We live with a calm frame of mind until we empower other variables in our world to disrupt the calmness. Once that calmness has been interrupted, it is truly the measure of great strength, when and how we are able to process that negativity or disappointment, compartmentalize it and put it out of mind.
I believe we are all susceptible to different degrees of disappointment and frustration, but some people seem to be so much more adept at dealing with it, than others. Why do you suppose that is? Is it because they are just less passionate about what happened? Or is it more likely that they have matured some of their skills to enable them to allow for those disappointments, and still continue to move forward with poise and proper mindset?
A clear mind is fertile ground for new opportunity. With every distraction layer sitting within that frame of mind, comes ever greater opportunity to obfuscate all greater opportunities by clouding the brainstorming and decision-making with unnecessary garbage that does not belong in the process.
Instead of ruminating on how or why something did not work in your favor, may I suggest that you may be well served to spend the same time working to meet others, learning from them, sharing your thoughts and building new friendships?