I came to a realization how many my tastes, desires, and me as a person have evolved. I really like, dare I say, love this woman I see in the mirror!
Of course there have been circumstances within my story that have caused me to want to change and improve, and I have done so diligently. But other things, perhaps come with time, like an aging of fine wine.
The dichotomy of me:
1 I used to sleep in and woke up feeling like hell, and now I sleep in with an alarm set to manage my time my way.
2 I prefer making money to spending money.
3 I enjoy and savor moments with others and memories made together more than exchanging gifts.
4 I don’t need love and acceptance anymore; instead, I ‘want’ it and welcome it.
5 I do things for myself that are expressions of self love instead of staying in the cycle of sabotage and self destruction.
6 I use my voice for good and speak my truth instead of hurling meanness towards others and shouting unrealistic demands.
7 I cry and it feels good after instead of crying and feeling like , “What was the point?” after.
8 I am happy being single and at peace knowing that Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now suits me just fine.
9 I don’t need to compete with others or be superior to them in order to feel I am successful.
10 I am ok with changing my mind or sticking to something I truly believe in; whatever best serves me is what works.
11 I am happy to sweat and push myself physically and enjoy it, but I no longer allow myself to feel guilty resting or simply skipping exercise when needed.
12 My time is balanced based on my needs, and I no longer let others or even myself guilt me into over doing it.
13 I am ok trying new things, giving up on old ways, and fine tuning what I really want in my life; it’s just not scary anymore.
I will more than likely continue to evolve for the rest of my days. I have never been the woman who gets to the finish line when it comes to self development. I enjoy the journey of discovering me and all that I am capable of. How about you?
“The woman I was yesterday, introduced me to the woman I am today; which makes me very excited about meeting the woman I will become tomorrow. ” – Poetic Evolution
Angela Davis Schaefers is a speaker, coach and writer. She founded, produced and hosted Your Story Matters show. She speaks as keynote for organizations and at events and speaks to groups to inspire them. She is a TEDx speaker- Your Story Matters Creating Connection & Collaboration Through Sharing Your Story. Angela is author of Your Story Matters You Matter A guide to healing, learning from and sharing your story. She has also co-authored several books, writes for online publications and blogs. She has previously counseled families, couples, children and individuals, and has provided career and personal development coaching. She has worked with and consulted with various non-profit organizations, government entities and the corporate sector. Contact – Books
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