I'm noticing that things really are changing in my life. When I stop to think about these changes I know it's because I've made a conscious decision to invest in myself.
For the longest time, I'd lost myself. I didn't really think of it this way. Instead, I knew I needed a job to keep my son and me afloat. I did what I needed to make this happen - including becoming a workaholic.
Today I look back on all the years I spent worrying about things that really didn't even matter much in the grand scheme of things. Many of these things weren't even part of who I truly am. They were things that I was forcing myself to be in order to fit into a certain mold.
The Many Seasons of Life
- I use to hate journaling. Now that I look back on it I think it's because I was already spending so much of my time writing for other people that writing for myself was the last thing I wanted to do. Now that I don't write nearly as much as I use to, journaling has become an important part of my self-care.
- I never took the time to invest in myself and discover the real me. Instead, I was letting myself be swallowed up by work and trying to survive. It's no wonder that I was always feeling anxious and depressed.