"I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me,
but now I'm more afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter."
Those of you who read my other blog may be surprised to find it here in the MM as well. What can I say? I hate to let good material go to waste.
I feel qualified to speak on failing at things that really matter to me as I've done it so many times. There's being a church member, being a wife, being a mother, and, just when I thought I couldn't fail any more, there's being a grandmother. (Yes, even our sweet grandchildren can make us feel like failures. Having just spent 4 days with two of my grandchildren, I speak from recent experience.)
We menopausers are confronted with our failures on all fronts. A week or so, I wrote about guilt. Guilt and failure are a matched set. They sprang form the same womb, grew up together bickering, and spend all their time reminding us that we don't measure up.
As for the other part of this quote--succeeding at things that don't matter--I feel less qualified to speak on. I'm still waiting to succeed--at anything at all.