Why is Failure associated with so many negative connotations?

This is the first truly personal post I have written for Hellofromrosebudannie.  Hope it translates my intentions of sharing an experience with the hope to help others in a similar situation.

Recently I failed an important work exam.  With making it through university with straight passes and securing a training job without difficultly this is the first stumbling block in my career.  When I logged in to see my results and saw the F A I L (yes it was all in capitals :() )I was distraught.  It s a horrible feeling knowing something you have done has been judged not to be good enough.

What to come next I did not expect. I found my confidence in every day life and work decreasing and my questioning of my actions, choices and decisions increasing! 

Whats the best thing to do when you encounter something in life that doesn’t sit well………………….Go hunting on Pinterest for quotes to help 🙂

I found comfort and warmth in these beauties of quotes!

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Along with a little bit of time, positive thinking I started to feel better about the situation and viewed it as a opportunity to learn more.  I wondered if by the results column it read “almost there but a little more to learn” or “almost there” I would have felt different due to all the negative connotations of “F A I L” 

If you are being judged to be failing at work, relationships, health or finances I encourage you to look at it another way of just almost being there. You can do it! And you have learnt much more about yourself and character in going via this path that a straight forward track.  I’ve heard and now feel a lot of great things coming from failure and wish you all the best in finding these opportunities amongst the dark!.

I’ve been working a lot harder and re sat my exam last week fingers crossed, should hear in the next few weeks. 

♥@Rose_Bud_Annie

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♡ Adventures Glastonbury = Deaf Zone

Had a lovely day walking round the glastonbury site with @ngozi_a today!

Came across deaf zone @deafzone1

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A group providing free sign language lessons. Never thought would get opportunity to learn a new language at glastonbury so jumped at the chance.

Paul who was deaf took our group, he was very patient with us and went through some basics. We learnt my name is, whats your name, I live, where do you live, glastonbury – waving peace sign with both hands, manchester, scotland – as if playing the bagpipe 🙂 and a few others.

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Ngozi and Paul

Learnt about facial expressions and lip reading too. I found it quite difficult to coordinate my expressions when asking questions. Gave me a new
appreciation for the complexity of sign language. 

Thanks Paul and deaf zone for having us this afternoon!

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♥Adventures = Cake College!

Last year I decided to go part time with work to develop other career interests, one of these was baking+cake making. I enrolled on ABC Level 1 Cake decoration after doing  a 6 week taster course at @Boltoncollege.  Excited was an understatement !  With no formal education in cake I was looking forward to meeting other cake enthusiasts  and learning some new skills.

Our tutor was lovely and very helpful to help with any tricky parts and to lend specialist tools.  The classroom @boltoncollege was lovely, lots of space and was right next to the signature restaurant where the catering students serves lunches and dinners to the public at very good prices.  Mmmmm for us that guessing what was on the menu each week from the flavours travelling across thee corridor in the air to our class.

Looking forward to our exhibition day where all the students work will be on display!  Here are some pictures from the year.

Sugarpaste Cake = “Tea Party”

1st coating of dummy

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Finished “Tea Party” Cake

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Side detail = Bourbon biscuit! Piped shells and Heart Crimps

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Royal Iced Cake = “The Happy Vegetable Garden”

Coating the dummy with royal icing

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Side leaf shoot detail

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Painting side detail

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Top view of Finished Cake

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Side and Top View of Finished cake

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Buttercream Rose Small Sponge Cakes

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In addition we made a large marzipan Teddy Cake.  We also did some small biscuits iced with flooding icing and Candles made with mini battenburg and marzipan.  We created a design folder which had sketches of our cakes and information about ingredients, costings and techniques.

I loved going to cake class and can’t wait to see how I can use my skills at home to create in the future!  Unfortunately I’m unable to commit for the next level of the course but hoping to pick up some more classes when I can.

If your thinking of doing a qualification would love to hear from you and how you get on!

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