May Synchroblog – Words Have Meaning

The Artists Synchroblog (May) – The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post every other month on the same topic, sharing our experience or perspective. On alternate months we undertake a Pinterest Project where we each take inspiration from a pinterest picture, create something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then post about it.
I’m excited to have been accepted into The Artists Synchroblog group! May’s Synchroblog topic is “WORDS HAVE MEANING.” So we are all posting about words that have meaning to us. Maybe a favorite quote, some words of wisdom, a poem, something that speaks to you.
I honestly didn’t know what to do on this… and I am a bit late to boot. But I did finally come up with a quote that fit perfectly. 
“Mistakes are what makes success.” 
I have three young girls. And there is nothing like learning how to have successes after mistakes than by watching my children. Riley (my oldest) is learning to play percussion this year. She gets really frustrated after just a few minutes of playing and messing up. Kate is learning to read better, and nothing is more frustrating than navigating all the “rules” and “exceptions” of the English language. Kiari is learning everything. Perhaps her frustrations are the funniest to us as she throws the BEST two-year-old tantrums complete with screaming and stomping feet.
I have had many careers in my short 36 years of life, jewelry being my most passionate one and is fraught with successes and perceived failures. I say perceived because those failures really are what have lead me to the successes that I have had. I have learned from each of them, even if the lesson learned was nothing more than, “Go to bed when you are tired, because if you don’t, a meltdown is almost certain.” 
What about you? What are some of your favorite phrases? Why do you like them? I would love to hear about it. 
Please visit the blogs of some of the other participants to see what their favorites are.

8 thoughts on “May Synchroblog – Words Have Meaning

  1. Elenor

    I agree! As frustrating as the mistakes can be, I generally learn something for the next time around.

    I love the tie to the emotions you see in your kids…we get older, but we don’t change much – I really can avoid the meltdown if I go to bed!!!

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  2. Amy Estelle

    Great blog post! And so very true! I have definitely learned that when things aren’t going smoothly at the bench, it’s time to walk away from the bench! LOL! Nice to meet you! And I’m officially “following” your blog now. 🙂

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  3. Bruce

    I kinda hate to be the grammar nazi but your key phrase is not quite right… Should read: “Mistakes ARE what makes success.” Anyways, aside from that minor quibble I love your blog! Keep up the good work – I’m looking forward to more of those instructional Youtube videos! 🙂

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  4. Perri Jackson

    OMG, girl – we are sooooo on the same page in a roundabout way! Negative space makes the positive shine. So too with ‘negative’ examples – the stuff that you wouldn’t wish on a creepy spider. Or the stuff you have already experienced and sworn to avoid like the plague in the future.
    It is so true – the road to great individual success is littered with individual ‘failures.’ Accepting this is all part of becoming fearless.
    You go, Warrior Woman!!

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  5. Melissa Muir

    You know Bruce, there was a discussion about that here at my house before I posted it. I agreed with you. But the others made a case for the way it was posted and I went with it…. even though it still sounded strange to me. 

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  6. Melissa Muir

    LOL. Kids are great for helping us to see some of the simple things huh? And I need to remember to go to bed earlier to avoid the meltdowns. Sadly for me, it is usually way too late. HA! 

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  7. Melissa Muir

    Welcome Amy! Thanks. I am much better at walking away now than I used to be. Now I just need to get into the studio more and all will be right with the world. 

    Melissa
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