, I really #disliked
the 10 year challenge because it forced people to compare their appearances. Before and after pictures. Maybe I’m missing the point? .
We already #compare
ourselves to others on #social
media so often. Now we have to compare #ourselves
with ourselves? .
Those who look like they didn’t age in 10 years is especially #hard
for me to swallow. #justbeinghonest
. This is not the case for me. #keepingittreal
But as usual I sought the #positive
. I asked myself, “how I could make this #challenge
Posting two pics of myself from 10 years ago until now doesn’t explain everything that I have #endured
within that ten years. #itwouldntbeafaircomparison
10 years ago I moved across country to the east coast not knowing anyone but one person. #longstory
I battled with #depression
, low self esteem, bad habits, excessive #drinking
, ate like trash, spoke to myself like I was trash... not anymore but I continue to fight that #battle
. I studied my ass off in ophthalmology so I could become a certified ophthalmic tech -No schooling, just good ol’hard work and studying-applied to work for a prestigious university because it was a dream of mine and I got the job! I had terrible #relationships
-not anymore. I was self centered and superficial-not anymore. I traveled, I saw beautiful places and beautiful people. I #grew
two humans and continue to grow them(hardest thing I have done). I #married
my best friend. I honeymooned ... anyway, I’m sure I could go on but you get the point. It’s not about what we look like. I could’ve posted my two pics and been done but it wouldn’t have been really #productive
What’s productive is to stop comparing the past to your present. The past although it brought me great joy- it’s still in the past. It good to be proud of what we have seen and done without comparing ourselves to ourselves! .
So, no more living in the past. No more comparing. Be #present
. Be #positive
. Be mindfully aware of where you are headed because the #destination
is not where you have been it’s where you are going.