There is something wonderful about a door closing. Though it can feel like you have wasted time on something that is now closed to you, it is also a positive in that you know that that direction is not the right one. Something definite has come from it. Once you know the direction to travel, you can set your face towards it and stop going down the rabbit trails.
In some ways this year has been like that for me. I have been exploring various avenues, trying out different things, and working out which is the direction to go in. I have learned that, if I want to flourish no matter what, I need to see the positive in all situations and learn from everything. There is always a crop to be had, I just need to recognise it.