I’m still a bit in shocked when I thought back about it.
Not to equate the pain and difficulties that others are going through although I think that everyone, for the very first time in their lives, collectively being affected by the pandemic and the current world crisis.
How many of us feel it, being slapped in the face by reality, a reality that says, “hey you tiny dumbf*ck, there is no rainbow bridge here, if you want to get by, you shall risk your life first”. Our first launch got wrecked, our confidence was shunned, our ego was shattered and we were still wondering whether this meant a total defeat.
I think it’s a bit neglective to say that we are over it. If you deny the fact that you failed while the scar yet faded away, you might fail again without changing or learning anything good. So be it, let it sink in, let the pain of failing be present, and learn how to understand it, how to accept it, and then, how to let it guide you to do better. Rather than avoiding the past, if it haunts you, you shall be friend with it and dance with it.