I recently started an embroidery project that I knew was a bust from the beginning. I basically wasn't feeling it, and I quickly found myself working on other things instead. I finally gave it one more shot, and then I knew it was time to call it quits. Here's the thing: sometimes a bad idea is just that. Better to scrap it while you're ahead than to waste time going in the wrong direction. I'll admit that sometimes it doesn't always start off as a bad idea, but it becomes one over time—or maybe our heart's just not in it anymore. I've felt this way in relationships and jobs, and I also had this feeling in a really big way when I decided to leave college midway through.
Lately, I've been thinking about how I want to share this idea with the boys. How I want them to know that it's ok to walk away from something or even, to fail. I want them to be able to separate their value from what goes right or wrong in their lives. And I want them to know that it's ok when something ends differently from what was expected or planned. I want them learn how to trust their gut and feel secure in their decisions. But most of all, I want them to be ok with their journey.