I had this art teacher in elementary school named Mr. Giles. He once told us that every artistic mistake can be fixed, you just be creative. I've carried that with me through all of my creative pursuits including curriculum writing, cooking, jewelry making, sewing and of course my knitting. I try to remember each dropped stitch or other mistake offers me an opportunity to use my creative brain. Because that advice from Mr. Giles was right. Everything can be fixed if you think outside the box and put on your creative hat. My mistakes have increased my creativity and allowed me to be a better person.
I have been thinking about mistakes a lot lately, as I think I've taken on too much in the volunteer roles I have. I've known that cutting back was needed in order to feel successful. And, so I try. I'm trying to refocus my life around the things that are important to me right now. I feel good about that refocusing. And, I know I will be successful. Because those mistakes have allowed me brain to think in different ways. And, I'm better for it.