On Failing

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

I have failed at doing NaBloPoMo. I have missed three days of posting in the last week. I can post three new posts and then change the dates to the ones I missed, but I don’t feel like that right now. I may later today, and then leave you wondering which days I missed 🙂

The reason I have failed is that I am focusing on writing a novel for NaNoWriMo. I have written over 40.000 words and I am going to write some more on it today.

I am here, for my Sylly Sunday post, to tell you about accepting failure using my Inner Child as a guide.

You see, there is a distinct new way that I use to deal with failing at a challenge. And that new way is drum roll

  1. Smile and be grateful of what I have done already
  2. Toss the words “It will all be fine” into the dark pit in my stomach that aches like nothing else
  3. Put on some music and dance my booty off to release all the energy that feeling like a failure usually wants to use up all for itself
  4. Do it again

In the past I would have abandoned writing on my blog until loading up the blogger screen wouldn’t fill me with despair, now I just go on and do it anyway.

I am smiling as I write this, and I am so frigging proud for keeping up on most days with my blog while writing my novel.

I am also very grateful for what I have learned while doing NaBloPoMo. I need to write the Sylly Sunday posts for instance and remind myself of my strong, amazing Inner Child who teaches me that I can play with an emotion that dares to overtake me. It usually doesn’t take me long to turn it into something awesome.

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