Learning is a bumpy road. You set out with great vision or even a small idea. A positive remark, outcome or smile leads you forward, but then a rejection sets you back. It's the "two steps ahead, one step backwards" motion many refer to. Put on your seatbelt. Navigate. Have your roadmap handy. There will be detours. And, most importantly keep your destination in mind--where are you going? Also stop once in a while to simply enjoy the journey, the people you meet along the way and the beauty you encounter. Most of all, don't despair, and if one road is closed (expect many closed roads) seek out another, there's always someone, particularly in this Internet age to suggest a path. Learning is a bumpy road, but don't let that halt your journey.