I found myself grateful today for how I've evolved over the years and pleased with whom I have become. Looking back at the scared, scattered kid I remember from high school and early college years, I feel so deeply relieved that I chose to keep working on myself.
I never stopped, I never gave up. In fact, I still continue to reflect on my attitudes and actions, clarifying what works and what doesn't and trying to shift and grow however and whenever I can. I really like that about myself.
Unlike years before, I'm not exasperated, frustrated or ashamed at who I am and how I live. Partly that's because I've changed a lot and am much more who I always wanted to be, and yet also, I've become gentler and kinder, more patient and encouraging towards myself. I like being in my own skin, knowing that I've really grown over the years, and that it's probable that I will continue to about morph and self-actualize.
It's a good place to be, especially on the eve of diving into new projects. If I've come so far, it's possible I'll be able to succeed with the new challenges I've placed before myself. I don't take all this for granted, as the challenges I've faced in this life have been considerable at times, and things could have gone either way. I'm grateful instead, hopeful and encouraged. I'm also reminding myself that resting on my laurels isn't the endpoint, only a nice regrouping moment before I re-engage.
What about you? How's your relationship with yourself? Do you trust yourself or love yourself? What stands in the way of you being able to be proud of yourself, and pleased with whom you're turning out to be?
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