Part of any new path is the journey it takes to get where you wanna go. It's easy to get discouraged or to look at the mountain and feel the pangs of despair. But, I'm finding, sometimes it's better to look back to see how far you've come. Everything takes time, often more time than we'd like. When I began this particular journey, I did so not really anticipating the emotional roller coaster it would eventually become. I say this, humorously of course, but it's true! It's easy, as an adult, to forget what it's like to start at the beginning... the be the newb, the rookie. And once you become the newbie, you realize how difficult it can be to have to make mistakes. No one ever tells you that, making mistakes in adulthood seems painful sometimes. It's one of the most vulnerable things we do; and the more we put ourselves out there, the more vulnerable it feels. It's necessary for real change - Lasting change! Growth. Happiness. And purpose.
With that said however, mistakes are life. Mistakes ARE the building blocks. Nobody ever gets anywhere without them. So, if you're on a new journey today or find yourself on a new one soon, just remember, don't sweat the mistakes - learn from them. Grow. And change. Let those mistakes guide you to be the best possible version of who you want and need to be!