Now, I am not going to stand here and tell you that failure is fun. That period of my life was a dark one, and I had no idea that there was going to be what the press has since represented as a kind of fairy tale resolution. I had no idea then how far the tunnel extended, and for a long time, any light at the end of it was a hope rather than a reality.
It just sums up my life right now perfectly. I had reached a dream of mine and sadly, allowed myself to get distracted thus causing me to fail. Yes, I failed. I failed to stay in a college of law so many dream to be in. I failed to have the law school experience I envisioned myself to have. I failed to have the life I envisioned myself to have at 21-22. I’m not where I dreamed I would be. I’m not even close.
And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
…but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default
Here is where I can make a difference. I can stand up from the fall I’ve taken and rise like a phoenix after its burning day. I can get over this. I can get through this. I’ve read this speech before but never has its message resonated with me as much as it has now.
J.K. Rowling is proof that yes, life will get better after adversity; that yes, you are more than capable of achieving all that you’ve dreamt for yourself.
Things will get better. I’ve been saying that for a while but I’ve only started believing it.
Read the full speech HERE