I’ve seen a few people around the web sharing their various failures and mess ups. I thought it might be time that I share mine.
Failure is a funny word. It means different things to different people. To me, what we often see as “failure” is actually a learning opportunity. I had one such big learning opportunity when I quit my job on Parliament Hill to become a babysitter.
From a young age, I was convinced I would be an excellent lawyer. I had been an advocate for equality since a young age, and seemed to have the grades, traits and abilities to excel in law. Awards at school and in mock trials indicated the same. I studied law, and pursued work in challenging roles in Ottawa. I worked for the Embassy of the Czech Republic, and then for the Canadian Senate. I grew closer and closer to the world of