Day 82 - Failure Falling.
Day 82 - Hi ya. Oh Tuesday. Sometimes the only thing good about Tuesday is it follows Monday. Isn't Tuesday suppose to be the most productive day of the week? It doesn't feel very productive at all today. Who else wants to crawl back in bed, put the covers over their head and sleep right into Wednesday?
Here is what is making me want to snooze right into the middle of the week. I failed today. I tried to make french carrot cream cheese macaron cookies for today's post and I did it wrong. Yep. I hear you saying it's not the end of the world. Yep. It isn't the end of the world but what bothered me about today is at every step, I made bad decisions. I took shortcuts and I ended up throwing 2 days of work away in the garbage.
After sulking a while, I started cleaning which is what I do when I am mad at myself. As I opened an old box, inside were lots of photographs that spanned my life. The first thing I noticed was the amount of khaki pants I wore in the '90s. Yikes! Call the nostalgic fashion police and have me arrested. Second, the photos that stood out were snapshots of times when I was failing. Looking back at these photos of failing moments, it occurred to me this was when life felt the most interesting and rewarding. It made me realize failing isn't falling. Failing is fear falling away.
This brings me to today's project. Today, go back and find a photo of a time when there was failure in life. Take a few moments to think what failure created for you. This whole post makes me think of a quote by the author Elizabeth Gilbert: "Fear is the most uninteresting thing about each of us." Yes! So now I will fear less and fail more. Bring on round two with the french macarons and here's to many more photos without khakis. Signing of until tomorrow.