In a way I am happy to be able to say tat the elephants turning Greek project was a failure.
I am not saying, I am happy that I didn’t paint as much as I wanted to, but I am saying, that I am very happy at least I have tried.
If I would have given up this idea before carrying my 20 kg (roughly 44 pounds) heavy backpack through the beautiful Greek islands, I would still sit at home and dream about the great possibility of painting there. I might have even at some point thought that because I didn’t go I missed my career…
Now, with the reality check and the proof from damaged knees and hip, with the ache of the back and a big fat cold to boot, I have an experience I can put into the folder – “done it, been there”. The best part of it is, that I won’t have an excuse later, by complaining, that my story would be different if I would have done it.
All I want to say is – even though things do not always (actually mostly) turn out the way we think, plan or hope – the way to success needs the detour through many failures. The more detours, failures and mistakes we dare to take the higher our chances to finally reach succeed in a way we will be surprised off.