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You are almost there 12.13.18

I am really tired. It’s the end of the semester. I have somewhere between 5-15 hours of grading ahead of me in addition to end of the semester meetings, other obligations, etc. etc. The huge disparity is due to not grading any projects the entire semester in one of my classes–and I have no idea how long that will take. I’m not really sure how that happened. Whatever, right? We all get ourselves into these predicaments from time to time. It’s what I do next that’s important. When we focus on the areas where we fail, it’s easy to get discouraged, so instead I’m looking to Michael Jordan for inspiration. I will get there.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Today’s Prompt:
Use a fortune from a a fortune cookie to direct your collage or making today. Don’t have a fortune in your stash? This online generator can help you out. 

Everyday through December 25th, I’ll be making a 5×5 inch collage, writing a short entry on this blog and sharing a prompt for those who might want to participate along with me. You can follow my progress by subscribing to this blog through the sidebar on the blog homepage, or by following me on Instagram.


  1. Robin Williams says:

    I really liked your post from 13dec Melanie— I will get there!

  2. Andrea says:

    Online fortune cookie generator. I love your knowledge! (I also just took the time to put the Michael Jordon quote on an 8.5×11 doc that I will print out and give to Sebastian – it’s a lesson/reminder that I want him to start to really understand – as he plays NBA2K18 and lives his life!)

    • Melanie says:

      Right on! I love it that you are going to share with Sebastian! It’s a good quote and I hope it inspires him, too!

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