"What does that even mean?"
Oh you know, nothing seems to go your way. Your good ideas seem to be washed down the drain. What you thought would be a hit, barely gets a reaction. Past experiences hinder forward movement. Someone's actions create an internal storm that just makes everything you've worked so hard to cultivate violently come crumbling down.
Meanwhile, you... well.... you feel like eating a pint of ice cream.
Did I stumble? Ummmm, I think it was more like I fell down three flights of stairs type of thing! While I didn't go get that pint of ice cream, I did have some Halloween candy instead!
Seriously though, I didn't let the outcomes of this week keep me down. I had a pep talk with someone I admire, I went online did some research on things that make my heart content, created my #CelebrateMonday newsletter, and went home to enjoy the evening with my daughters.
Today, I got up just as excited as I have been these past few weeks and attended another #EdCamp. I once again feel balanced and all is good in my universe. As I reflect on the events of this week, I realize that this is all part of the process.
In order to grow, you must experience failure. If you take the time to go over the reasons why things didn't go according to plan, to look at possible alternatives, to learn from your mistakes, you'll grow as both an individual and a professional.
Failing forward builds character and courage. It creates the resiliency necessary to persevere in difficult and uncomfortable situations. This is why they say that "all things are difficult before they are easy." I believe in myself and my ability to share my passion for educating with others. I can fall twenty times, but I will always get back up.
I am looking forward to next week!
Peace and love,