Try. Fail. Try Again.
I’ve been thinking about high school a lot recently.
I got invited to my five year high school reunion, and at first I thought it might be fun to go…but then I realized I haven’t connected with a single person from my class since graduation day.
This year also marks 10 years of friendship with some of my best friends in the whole wide world.
I did not find “my people” at Mansfield High School. So, I joined a community theater and found my people there. The folks at MHS didn’t understand why I chose to spend my weekends in a town 20 minutes away. Why I prioritized their parties over others Why I stopped doing theater at school.
Well I tried. But I failed. So I tried again.
And things worked out.
This Theme Keeps Popping Up in My Life:
9-5 jobs: Try. Fail. Try again.
Losing Weight: Try. Fail. Try again.
Relationships: Try. Fail. Try again.
Recipes: Try. Fail. Try Again.
Nailing the splits: Try. Fail.…….In the process of trying agin.
But that’s the thing! We must always be trying again.
We don’t want to find the perfect job, get promoted to president, and retire after one day of work. We don’t want to eat some broccoli lose 10 pounds and gain it all back again in a bite. We don’t want to have the first kiss, the wedding, and the baby on the first date. And we don’t want to try a new recipe, have it be perfect, and write the entire cook book after one attempt.
If everything went perfectly the first time, then what story do you have? What kind of LIFE do you LIVE?!
If we don’t try again…then how can we expect to live a full and intricate life circle? Weather your life is relentlessly “Try and Succeed” or “Try and Fail” there is no journey, no discovery, no investment, no circle. Just a lot of straight lines from point A to B. How dull.
We must remember: Try. Fail. Try Again.
Maybe our entire life is about Trying Again. But imagine where trying again will take you! Who will you meet? What will you see? Would you rather lose 10 pounds in one bite, or travel the world learning about different nutritional theories until you find the one that works for you?
Live to Try Again.
If I had found “My People” at Mansfield High School, life would have been easy and I would have RSVPed yes to the five year reunion. But I wouldn’t be surrounded by the supportive sisters I have in my life today.
Try. Fail. Try Again. And Again. And Again. And Again.
And surround yourself with people who remind you why to Try in the first place.