"Don't let who you used to be, hold you back from who you can become."
- Al Fox Carraway
Until recently, i wouldnt have thought that this quote should mean anything to me. Since im happy with who i have been. Not with everything ive ever done ofcourse. But im happy with the person i've become so far, with the lessons i've learned and accomplishments and successes i've had.
My health has shed a new light on my future though, and until recently, that light didn't seem all that bright to me. Whenever i thought about my options for my new future i need to make, i would be frustrated or sad because i can't continue on the path i was on before i got ill. Sometimes i felt like it was unfair, that i'm not able to continue the work i love and was using to do good with.
Recently though, i've started realising that this past me is holding me back. She is holding me back from living my new life and becoming someone new. Someone who isn't actually anything less than the person i had in mind for myself, but just different. And i've started to realise that maybe, just maybe, if i go all in and allow these changes to shape me into this new person....it may actually be an improvement.
Maybe i'm not becoming that person with the life i had in mind for myself...but maybe these challenges and changes are making it possible for my Heavenly Father to shape me into the woman he knew all along that i could be.
I'm grateful for the amazing opportunities i've had in this life to learn, have fun and develop myself. Both the easy, happy ones...as well as the trials and challenges. Because they've gotten me to where i am today. And today, i am learning to live a happier more love filled life. So thank you mother nature, thank you God, thank you...life💙
Have a good one, y'all!