I felt a little discouraged today when I discovered that 7 of my little pepper seedlings have already bit the dust. They were only 11 days old (sniffle).
I quickly reminded myself that this is a life-long adventure, and nobody said that I have to do everything perfectly this year. That goes for next year, and the year after, and the year after that.
My goals include gaining gardening knowledge and skill over time. I know I know more this year than I did at this time last year. I need to keep going.