Saturday, January 1, 2011

Don't be afraid to make mistakes!

Last night we saw the New Year in with our closest friends and their children. A late night (or should that be an early morning?) but we woke to the sound of rain...lots of it. I lay in bed thanking God for the rain as today would have been my watering day and after the late night I didn't feel like lugging a hose pipe around.

This year that has passed has been an interesting one in many ways. We have faced challenges in our home, family and homesteading. I have made countless mistakes but along the way I have learnt a lot.

I also see looking back on my 2010 goals for our urban homesteading adventure, that I have achieved many of the things I set out to do.

My kids are in agreement with me that there were a few meal mistakes :-) particularly the cold cucumber was rather...mmmhhh...yucky to say the least. But there were many experiments that did in fact work well.

I planted some things in the wrong place and had to watch the crop fizzle out but on the whole we ate through winter and were still harvesting as we were sowing the spring crop. This was a good thing but has been learnt through trial and error.

Some people are incapcitated through fear of making mistakes. They feel that there is someone watching over them to ridicule when they fail. I understand that to a certain degree but I have adopted a bit of a gungho attitude and now believe that if I do not fail sometimes I will become puffed up and proud so each failure is chalked up to experience and learnt from.

So if you are teetering on the edge of something new that you want to try, don't wait too long, take the leap - try never know what the result may be.

God richest blessings on all of you for 2011
Wendy and Family


Jen said...

What an inspiring and encouraging post. Thank you. You did great in 2010. Happy New Year to you and yours. ~Jen

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, an excellent post. We win some and we lose some, but as we learn and gain experience we tend to win more than we lose. Unless we experiment and try, we will make no progress at all.

A very Happy New Year, my friend,