I thought I would share a small blurb of what I thought would be a creative endeavor that became a stinky life lesson.
When trying to be crafty and/or creative, sometimes there is a lot of miss before you get that hit. Being a perfectionist, I don’t do well with failure. Sometimes I may be afraid to try something, because I don’t want to fail. Case in point, I have been blessed with an over abundance of rose pedals this year. When I moved into my house 3 years ago, I had one all but dead bush and I put in two smaller ones to try to add some balance. This is the first year we have actually had so many beautiful blooms, I got the idea to try to make some rose pedal based crafts.
My first attempt was to air dry the pedals, grind them with a mortar and pestal and steep them in olive oil for a couple weeks. This did not work! All I got was rancid smelling olive oil. I could throw my hands in the air and throw away the murky mess that was fermenting in a dark space of my house, refusing to try again or I can learn from my errors and build up from there.
As the old adage goes , Rome wasn’t built in a day , and neither is finding that perfect project or endeavor.
What does this little tale mean?
Some people give up on projects because they fail the very first time, or they’re afraid to learn something new. The goal is to find something that you like and enjoy that takes away stress, frees your mind and hopefully, you end up with a great sense of accomplishment. This can go for anything in life, whether it be picking up a new hobby or starting on a business endeavor. If you don’t try, you will never know!
Stay tuned for this adventure and many others I post about. I’m going to try different vehicles with this rose oil endeavor and I will share with you what i found best to work. Wish me luck 🙂
So true. I did it myself. Bummer aromatherapy is supposed to lift your spirits not stink. Great way to share the experience. 👍🏽
Brian Fleming says
We must accept failure and learn to dwell with it so we can achieve success. Learn from it!
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