Failure | Motivational Monday

Monday, September 18

It's been a while since I've written a motivational Monday post. It feels good to bring this back. Writing these posts are very calming for me and help me see things in a different light. Also, I feel like I need to write this, not only for myself, but for others who may be feeling the same way. 

I was originally planning on writing something about moving and how to adjust to being far away from home. However, sometimes things don't work out, and thats ok. 

To make a long and complicated story short, I withdrew from the program that I was attending, Noah and I packed up our bags and moved back home. There were many underlying reasons for our decision, but ultimately we were unhappy being so far away from home. 

While we are both feeling better now, and know we made the right choice to come home, the feeling that we failed is still there. It took me a while to really understand and come to terms with the fact that it was not a failure, but an attempt that did not work - and that the two are not equal. 

Just because this life choice didn't work does not mean that I won't keep trying. I will continue with my education in the future. I have just learned that I should look for a program closer to home. Half way across the country will not work, I am too much of a homebody. I will keep trying. Even if the next time doesn't work either, I won't give up.  

I wanted to write about this topic because it has been on my mind lately. I don't want to forget that sometimes things go wrong, and that's okay. Don't give up and keep your head high. Sometimes we think that giving up, or failing, or even retracing our steps are bad things, but they aren't. That is how life works. There are highs and there are lows, and you need to take them as they come. Trust your gut feelings. Your intuition will help you make the right decisions when times are tough. 

It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks or says, because it isn't their decision. You have one life to live, and you shouldn't waste your time thinking every attempt is a failure. 

You are just learning the ways that don't work. 

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