‘My Favourite Mistake’ is actually the title of one of my old novel that I wrote on a whim, dating back in 1999. I was rather prolific back then. I had the stamina to write so much that I produce 33 novels by year 2002. I would kill for such stamina now.
As per instructed by my damn letters to myself today, I am supposed to read my old junks and do something about them, but somehow, I found that what I wrote needed a total revamp, cuz it would sounded looney in this age and era.
I wanted to edit some of my old, neglected and forgotten works today, but it seems that my inner editor is not back from her Caribbean vacation yet, so I have to wait til she comes back before I do anything drastic to my novels.
I am not sure if I’d like to share ‘My Favourite Mistake’ with all of you over here, but I surely want to share the moral that I try to deliver in that novel, which is, never, ever be afraid to make mistakes. You see, we are just human. We’re not angels or Saints…we’re far from it.
And therefore, we should not be afraid to make mistakes, and should not allow people tell you what a failure you are when you make big mistakes in your life. You’ll never know if the mistakes you made will turn out to be something good, and is actually a blessing in disguise.
Do you know why we actually make mistakes in our lives? You see, we makes mistakes so that we can grow up, toughen up and wise up. We are not stupid if we make mistakes. We’re only stupid when we make the same mistake twice and did not learn from it at all.
I made a lot of mistakes in my life. Some of the mistakes changed my life drastically. I came to regret and resent some of those mistakes that I made. Sometimes, when I sit down and allow my thoughts wander, I wonder why I was so foolish that I allowed myself to make mistakes? I feel angry at myself for being ignorant and stubborn.
But looking back, I am glad that I made some of those mistakes, because for what it’s worth, I became a better and a more responsible woman as I deal with my mistakes maturely rather than cowering away from it.
People often condemn me and judge me for my mistakes and my decisions. And naturally, I would feel upset when they tell me to my face about it. But I know that people don’t get smart overnight. At least, I don’t. I make mistakes, corrected them and learn from them. I am not a failure, but people who thinks that one should refrain from making mistakes are the biggest loser.
Why do I say this? Well… those people who are afraid to make mistake will refrain themselves from living their life to the fullest as they have fear for falling down. They are the kind of people who would never be strong and attempt to get up when they fall down while people who makes mistake often will know that their failure is just temporary and will nonchalantly bounce back and be in a better shape soon after. People who tackle life as it is without having fear of making mistakes are brave and adventurous, and they should be respected instead of being looked down upon.
I made countless mistakes in my life and it made me a better person in whole. I would have been nothing without those mistakes that I made. I won’t be the woman I am today without those mistakes, and honestly, I am glad that I was brave enough to allow myself to make such mistakes. Even if I could turn back time, I wouldn’t change anything for the world, for I am happy with the outcome, regardless of what people say.
I have my few favourite mistakes that I can proudly tell people. Do you have any?
Quote from ‘My Favourite Mistake’ written by Cleffairy: Life is not a spelling or a grammar test. Don’t be afraid to make mistake. I made a mistake, and I found you. You are my favourite mistake.