Failure is one of my biggest fears in life. The moment I finally faced my fear, I felt lost and disappointed in myself. I tried to learn from my failures, but I could not. Now that I am openly sharing this experience, I can genuinely say that I moved forward.
Failure is just a phase to reflect and work on oneself, and the first step is to accept that it happened. Honestly, acceptance is not that easy, but your support group like friends and family makes it bearable since they stand with you even at your lowest—most of the time. My experience of failure made me see the things that I lack and the things that I still need to improve because, in reality, I am neither prepared, competent, nor capable. Seeing and reflecting on my flaws enabled me to fill the holes in pushing myself to become whole again.
Each one of us has our definition of happiness. Back in the day, my happiness depended on the happiness of other people, and whenever it was not reciprocated, I would always feel so empty and down. Now, I do not think and feel the same way anymore. I finally learned to build my foundation of happiness, which is being happy even when I am alone. This change in perspective also made me understand that being alone does not equate to being lonely.
My happiness nowadays is simply enjoying the mundane like making coffee or tea to start my day. Because of this, I have begun to like mugs in cute and different forms, which also made me want to try pottery.
Finding your happiness is simply a feeling of freedom.
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