I just read an article in "Mary Janes Farm" written by Rebekah Teal that really hit home.
It's a popular question to ask these days: "What would you do if you knew you wouldn't fail?" I think a better, soul-searching question is: "What would you do if you failed?" In order to succeed, you've got to take some missteps. in order to live the life you're dreaming about, you have to be willing to make mistakes. If you wait to live your dream until you know for certain it will all work out fine and dandy, then you'll never live it. It will always be the dream unrealized. There is no success insurance.
I have taken many leaps of faith and fell flat on my face. Splat. I'm a leaper, what can I say? I made lots of mistakes getting to this place of my dreams. Each misstep provides us with more information, more insight. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Don't beat yourself up, don't count them. Listen to yourself and your heart.
I have just come home from a training trip to Iowa. The plan was to learn and run a business. I had been trying very hard to make myself like this while deep in my heart knowing this is not what I want to do with my life.
I'm a farm girl/artist at heart and don't want to spend endless hours in town. Knowing this I cut my losses and headed home to my beloved Antelope Lake. I plan to enjoy our place, dig in the dirt, check fences, help with the cattle, take care of my chickens, work on art projects ect.,ect.....