For a long time I have been the girl who bends over backwards for people to like me. I have cared immensely what people thought of me, and let others determine my worth.
Lately I have been taking time to celebrate my own individuality. When hanging out with others I will take some time out to do the things I want to do. If we are going swimming I will run ahead and dive in if I want. I will spend time running my fingers through the water instead of looking to please others the whole time.
I have also started to rest heavily into the fact that others are perfect just as they are. Any disagreements that we have are simply nature’s way of moving us towards a more cohesive future, but imperfections in relationships are not the end of the world. Now I embrace that it is life for not everything to be easy and smooth, sometimes the journey is messy and that’s what makes it fun!
Yes, Aschel, I agree. Even great works of art usually start out a mess! The fun is in the creation! Thanks for being a self-directed creator! 🙂
I am so glad for you that you are celebrating YOU! You are giving yourself a gift that blesses others. Good job!