I've been on hiatus the last few days because my school was nice enough to give us a fall break *insert fist pumping* and I decided to soak up every moment.
While at home, I spent some time going through old papers from high school. One paper from U.S. History class surprised me. In ninth grade, I "interviewed" Thomas Edison, and this is one of my favorite things that he "said" when I asked him about his iron ore business failure:
"Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. This is why I do not call these life events failures, instead I call them life experiences. The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them."
I think my ninth grade self knows more about the world than I do right now! I'm going to save this little snippet indefinitely for all the times I feel like my writing is inadequate, or that I'll never accomplish my goals.
Now I'll recommend that you go read L&L's post about good vibes! Let's all spread the writerly love!