Ok- normally I try to be very positive about things; but, occasionally I have a rough day. It isb usually because I woke-up with a headache, I am having trouble with my never ending double vision, or things are just cloudy for some reason and I feel slower than normal. Other days, the worst days in my opinion, are when I allow something or something to have power over me. By this, I mean that I allow negativity to rattle my confidence or magnify and self doubt. I allow it to almost take over, and to create an unnecessary road block on my path- a big pothole if we are talking about roads. Today I allowed a misconception, believed by someone who I thought was of greater moral character, bring me down and create self doubt. Today I really miss the "old me" more than ever. She wouldn't have allowed such nonsense; her confidence and self-esteem was much higher than that. I, however, still have room to grow. I know I can do it, but it is still rough.
Just because someone looks okay from the outside does not mean they aren't going through a tough time.
I was more upset that the misconception could somehow be true, unbeknownst to me, making it that much worse. Rather than faulting the person for perpetuating (trying to) lies, I doubted myself- the woman I don't yet fully know and understand, even though I knew it was so out of character.
Everyday is a challenge. For all of us, and I know for some way more than do others. I applaud and praise you for getting out of bed and choosing to face the world. Choosing to face the same people who will try to create doubt, because they are jealous of your strength. Choosing to welcome the new you, and making the difficult decisions about the path you will next take. I miss the old me more than ever today, but tomorrow is a new day.
Be the reason someone chose not to give-up.
Photo credit to https://beacon.wharton.upenn.edu/entrepreneurship/2014/11/scale-your-mindset/