The instructor in my favorite yoga video is the best because her first instructions are to say out loud, “It’s okay to fall.” She means it literally but I take it as a metaphor too.
These macarons were a failure – the egg whites were too cold, the meringue wouldn’t peak, the powdered sugar should have been sifted. All my fault. A few of them miraculously made it out of the oven okay, but mostly it was a failure.
I don’t do well with falling, even in things that don’t matter like macarons. But it’s fine. It’s fine to fall. Sometimes you’ll land.