Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wisdom Wednesday

"A lot of people ask me, ‘How did you get to where you are? How do you have this career?’ and I always say, ‘From a series of complete and total failures.’” -- Sharon Montrose

"Day Tripper" Look Book, For Love and Lemons, Spring 2012 

As a child, I think I would have had a complete and mental breakdown if I ever received an F. Seeing the big red "F" written in felt-tip marker on other children's work already caused close to a complete distress is my miniature body, so if I ever received one I can't imagine what kind of madness would have ensued. Fast-forward to present day me, and well, I still freak out a little if I fail at something. I get a little sad when things don't seem to work out as planned and I wonder about how things will be. But, that's to be expected. We all feel that way. Post-college me still wonders when I am going to land the "dream job," or when things are going to "begin." Then I realize things are already well on their way and began when I first dreamed of becoming what it is I want to be. I honestly cannot name one person in the world who didn't fail 9 times, only to find success on attempt number 10. You only fail if you don't try and you  fail when you sell yourself short. Nothing is really ever a failure unless you didn't learn from it. And failing is always something that I think wakes up the senses. It says, "Hey you! Something isn't right here!" So, if something is wrong, don't be afraid to start all over to make it right.  As for me, I am still not where I want to be, but I know in time, I will be. And failing? Well, it just means I'm one step closer to winning.


  1. I need to keep reminding myself of this. I'm about to graduate in May and I'm absolutely terrified and sort of excited. It would be easier if everything was just laid out ahead of time. I think life has logical steps but this seems to be the hardest one thus far. But, reading this, it doesn't seem to get "easier" I think life is always challenging and complex :) We just have to work with it instead of resisting.

    Good thoughts!

    Castle Fashion

  2. loved today's wisdom! great mindset and thinking. I'm also a postgrad and maybe even in the same shoes as you are :) Nothing else but to look forward and keep ourselves busy with our passions and things will fall in place :)

    xo Stephanie
    honey & silk blog

  3. This is an amazing post! Love your blog and I'm so happy things are going great for you :)


  4. I love the idea that fails just get you closer to winning, and I think that's true. Is it the same for dating? ;)

    I LOVE that black dress with the open back!


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