Life isn’t a straight path.
There will be ups and downs, turns and obstacles.
Some paths may even lead to failure.
But don’t be discouraged when you fall.
Master the art of resilience; get back up and continue.
View failure as a lesson in life to help you grow.
When I was young, I used to pick these flowers up and put it on a flower vase with some other flowers. But now I learned not to pick 'em up because if you really love it, you will let it live and let it bloom instead of picking it up and later on it'll die and ceases to be what you love.
The Black Tulip, an enigma achieved by years of horticultural persistence by Dutch grower Geert Hageman, a feat that has been attempted since the 16th Century and considered a myth.
This last week has been a complete whirlwind for me, and as much of an enigma for myself personally, as a black tulip. From having an opportunity presented to me and being brave enough to say "yes", whilst simultaneously learning to say "no" to others to instead take care of myself and remaining firm in this. And to have it all happen in a mere one working week... I'm still coming terms with it myself!
Those who know me well will know just how difficult this would be for me, who always says yes to others and no to myself... I feel like a black tulip beginning to bloom 🌷