Lockdown Diary - Failure

Updated: May 11, 2020

Let’s talk about failure.

Just as soon as I said how proud I was for writing every day, I dropped the ball - for a month! I kicked myself every day to get back into blogging but with the Easter bank holiday, I rewarded myself with some time off and well… here we are.

I would consider myself someone who has been conditioned to fear failure. I think a lot of people who grew up in the public school system would agree with me. Having had such a strong presence, failure seemed to be the worst case scenario, in every scenario.

Having then moved away from more academic subjects and into the more artistic realm of drama and graphics, I learnt very quickly that failure is one of the most important lessons to learn.

Through my foundation degree in Art and Design, failure was almost celebrated, which started as quite a foreign concept to me. However, within the art world, failure is just part of the creative process. Failure shows you tried and although yes, maybe your try failed, you then learnt from the experience and can apply that new knowledge.

This is by no means new information to anyone, but I feel I am telling myself this, much more than I am telling you. Failure is never the worst case scenario, it is about step two in a journey. The worst case scenario is giving up.

Therefore, this is me theoretically jumping back on the horse after falling off for a brief period of time.

Feels good to be back.

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