Let Your Messes Be Your Successes

TAKING OFF THE ARMOR
6 min readApr 24, 2023
Abstract painting of layers of reds, yellows, greens, blues, and black with lighter colors highlighting throughout. What looks messy to one person, speaks to another. Messes can become successes.
Photo by Jené Stephaniuk on Unsplash

I was at an event the other day, where we had a panel of nonprofit leaders discussing the good, bad, and ugly of the nonprofit world. I was multi-tasking, trying to put out a miniature fire. (Ironically for a fundraising event I am heading for another nonprofit.) In my half-listening, I hear one of the panel members make the statement:

Make your messes your message.

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TAKING OFF THE ARMOR

Hi! I am a Veteran, Mom, nurse, writer, educator, blogger, and podcaster. Here to share issues impacting military transition. (Which impacts civilians too.)