I have a confession to make. It’s kinda crazy, and even a little bit out there, but I needed a break. I know you all thought that I was super woman or cat woman (her outfit is so much cooler), but you were sadly mistaken. I needed a break very badly. I had a long semester, and before I get into my break, I feel like bragging a little bit.

Last semester I took 18 hours and all 18 of those hours have been conquered. And by conquered, I mean that I got an A. =) That semester was similar to the seventh circle, and I’m glad it’s over.

After the semester to end all semesters, I decided that all I was going to do over break was read. And guess what? That is exactly what I did. I read Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, I reread several of the Harry Potter books, I read Stray and Rogue by Rachel Vincent, as well as a very funny, but slightly cheesy novel title The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy. It was very humurous and I enjoyed not really using any of my mental capacities to read it. I read a few more books, but I’m done boring you all with my list of accomplishments over the break.

Here is what I didn’t accomplish over the break. I stopped writing. I completely put a hold on what I love to do. But would you like to know why I stopped writing?

I was disappointed in myself.

I participated in NaNoWriMo, and I was unsuccessful. More than anything else, I was upset that I couldn’t handle the extra thing that I added to my already overflowing plate. I made up excuses, I pretended that I was just taking a break. Mostly though, I was just scared to fail.

Guess what, I’ve gotten over myself. Failure is a part of life, and if failing at writing is part of my destiny, then fail I will. At least I’ll be happily writing through the failure, right?

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to over up failure, learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.”

H. Stanley Judd

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