This negative way of being was in some form my own choosing, in some form the way my world molded me. I've grown up around those who value materials, who value financial success at all costs.
It has taken some serious life speed bumps to take me to the place I find myself now. In the past I would have never embraced change, I would have thought that it was my way or the highway. I'm not saying that some of these old traits don't linger, but, every day I choose to progress past them. I don't want to be defined by negative traits. I can be something much grander. This process proves difficult when people close to you still see you in this light. It makes self improvement a bit harder but not impossible.
If I'm an advocate for anything it’s in the belief that we are not static beings. I may have been a certain way in some part of my life but I choose now to be different. I am able to make that choice, and stand by it.
We live in an ever changing world. Our environment changes with its seasons, our body changes in puberty and with age. With all these changes it would be foolish to think that some change would not occur in your life.
Some people don't easily accept change, they don't care for it, and they don't want it. For myself I see change as good, as a tool for self growth.
As I go down my own path leaving the past behind and fully embracing the days going forward. I realize that I will falter from time to time. I accept my very human existence and know that I am not perfect. This process is a journey one that has its twists and turns. For every speed bump I encounter I forge ahead to a new bridge that takes me to a new place, a new form of self.
Today I keep in mind one thing...
I am perfect in my imperfection