Lately, there have been a few things I’ve done resulting in complete failures. Most of them were caused by some sort of mistake I made in preparation. It took me a while to get a grip on my emotions after failing. In fact, I spent maybe a few hours just absurdly sad over something that honestly won’t have much effect on my life at all.

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School: Where most of these mistakes happen.

But it got me to thinking…

We must give ourselves grace. Life is all too unreal without them. While many people will argue that mistakes help you learn and improve, I believe that mistakes are just another part of being human. They make us more human.

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Church Divinity School of Pacific, Berkeley

Sometimes, I’ll go about life thinking that I have everything together, but then God just sends something my way and gives me the biggest message that I do not, in fact have anything under my control.

And, I kind of like that. I kind of like having these loose-ends that don’t limit me to a certain field. It’s refreshing to know that sometimes there are blows you just have to take, but that shouldn’t stop you from continuing on your path.

Just because I made a mistake, does it mean I am going to stop trying?  Quite the opposite, actually. I am not going to give up. No, it means I am going to try harder than ever before.

And at the end of the day, or the week, or the month, or even the year, I’ll brush it off, smile, and most importantly move on.

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