It's Okay to Burn the Granola
A few weeks ago Matt, my boyfriend, and I talked about making our own snacks and he thought we should try granola. Wanting to surprise Matt, I looked up a few recipes on Pinterest, gathered up delicious ingredients at the grocery store, and was ready to be Miss Sufficient Granola Maker.
Instead of following a recipe I skimmed through a handful of them and thought I had the gist of what I needed to do and mix together. Everything was going great. Until the baking part.
After five minutes in the oven I took the tray out to stir the granola, like a recipe suggested for even baking. The pecans seemed a bit toasty already, but I was not phased.
Closed the oven. Set the timer for another five minutes.
The second checking of the granola though was met with smoke wafting into my face as I opened the oven door.
NO. Not my precious attempt at creating a delicious seasonal snack!
I was a bit devastated at first. But is that going to stop me from making granola again? Of course not.
With all things in life, one failure does not mean you are down for good. Whatever you are doing is most likely new, challenging, unknown, unfamiliar, different - however you would like to describe your situation. Do not take the failure as a step down if it is something you are passionate about or dedicated to.
Having a blog had been a dream of mine for quite some time. I had made two attempts, and talked about doing it multiple occasions. It felt as if I was so lost in what I wanted to write about and where my life was going when I was making those attempts, and finally the Universe said, “Sweet, Katie. You will know when it is time to share your passion with the world.” The Universe spoke to me in a James Earl Jones voice obviously. After learning and falling and growing through my early twenties, it was time for the third creation of a blog and content.
And here we are.
Y'all - it's okay to burn the granola. Don't quit your daydreams. Or your granola goals. You might not realize yet what the Universe has in store for you.