Our journeys in life are rarely success only ventures. I must say, I've learned as much, if not more, in my failures and foibles than in the successes. In fact, as I look back there is not a whole lot I would consider successful.
My greatest successes are my children who are both unique and wonderful. Living their own lives and taking risks. LOVE IT!!
Anyway. . . The things I would consider failure, maybe you would not. So, even in that, it is a matter of perspective. I know I have become stronger through the constant getting back up. The moving forward, no matter what.
I don't know where my journey will take me, I do know I'm not taking it sitting down, at least not for long. There have been periods of sitting, even being paralyzed by fear or depression. Those times have served to show me what I DO NOT want. Will not accept from myself.
Today I am taking baby steps to avoid falling into a pit. This alone is a success. Two and a half years ago I fell deep. Now I can see the pit and am working to avoid it.
Fantasizing the freedom to give myself the grace I would afford someone else.