Especially as I live in this new chapter of my life, adapting to college and glimpses of the real world, doorways have become symbolic for me. It might sound cliche or basic, but with each opportunity, I pass through a metaphorical doorway from which I never return. Whether I triumph or fail, I've entered into a new, better version of myself. A version who is, at the least, a bit wiser. A version who has learned from a new experience.
This acceptance that failure is not like hitting a wall, but is merely an introduction to a new doorway, has allowed me to get past some of my fear of mistake and take risks that have made an impact on my life that I couldn't have imagined. I'm thankful for each opportunity I've encountered- for there are many as a person who was born into such a privileged circumstance as myself. I can't wait to share my little wins and minor setbacks. While I hope this journal keeps me accountable and allows me to recognize all the triumphs amidst a few insignificant failures, I also hope it encourages whoever takes the time to read to break into the uncomfortable, the unknown, and find growth.