Do you ever just sit back and reflect on EVERYTHING? Like the past and just how you got to where you are now? I know I do on the regular. I think about how I was and who I was back in high school...the goals I had set forth for myself, what I told myself I would accomplish...then I think about how that instantly changed when "I found love" or what I thought was love. Then came marriage, kids and a chapter in my life that I had no idea would change me forever. New goals, new focus, new responsibilities, new experiences..then divorce and then the journey to find myself, again new focus, new goals, new why, new everything. Then came failed relationships, new situations, new focus again, depression, anxiety and then the feeling of drowning... and then refinding myself became a must and a last resort and through refinding myself this time I have become stronger, wiser, more understanding, realistic, inspired, and more sure of what I want in life.
Do I have my days of doubt? Pessimism, turmoil, frustration? YES. But my point is this, nothing goes the way we plan, or even the way we want. You get tested, you experience not only happiness but sadness, anger and much more and if you don't quit, you simply learn more about yourself, your abilities and you allow yourself to get one step closer to where you want to be. You sometimes have to start over. Not once, not twice but sometimes many times. Don't be afraid of change because its going to happen sometimes whether you like it or not. Embrace it. Learn from it. Grow. Allow yourself to grow. Be open minded. Take each day as it comes. Just never quit on yourself. On the days that you don't feel like you can get through do like I do and just tell yourself you've got this. *Just keep swimming!* Always step into your greatness no matter what ❤️ #reflection #realtalk #dontquit #betruetoyourself #workhard #goals #pushforward #learn #grow #changeisgood #lookahead #journey #instadaily #mood #instamood #singlemom #parenthood #thisislife #livelife #lovelife #selflove #reminder #motivation #womenempoweringwomen #empowerment