Epic Fail

How did we get here? 

How did we get here? 

       Sometimes things just don't work out.  What you thought was a great idea turns out to feel all wrong.  You put your heart into it.  But it goes sideways.  And you are left wondering, Why didn't I read the signs properly?  How could I have not known?  How could I have wasted so many years on this?  And you feel like a fool.  What will people say?  What do I say?  I say I feel like a fool.  And after all these thoughts swirl around in your head for some time, they start to settle. 

     A new normal starts to come into view.  And it looks terrible.  It looks like giving up and retreating.  It looks like failure and defeat and all those words people hate.   But some things just don't work out the way you thought they would.  You can fight against reality or you can regroup and start new plans.  No one said living a brave life would be without bumps and wounds to your pride.  No, no one ever promised that.  And as you lick your wounds, you start to think, well it could be worse.  And that's when you notice you are rounding the corner.  With "it could be worse", you start to see, it's going to be ok.   And pretty soon the idea that it's going to be ok morphs into excitement for what's next that you couldn't see before.   What is this epic fail leading to? 

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