How funny it is that when you think nothing is changing day by day, but when you look back.....EVERYTHING has changed.
The other day I was going through a tub filled with my saved childhood memories. Pictures, notes passed in class, awards🏅🏆, ticket stubs, dried up flower petals🥀, trinkets, you name it...all the odd items were in there. I sifted through things and came across 10-15 journals that I had written in my teenage years. The modern day diary📖, curious I popped open one of them to get a good laugh. .
I got through one page and I began to cry. All the tough times I had as a teenager came flooding back and I was surprisingly taken back. Now I have to say, I was not at all an unusually miserable teenager. I had a great crew of friends, I was active in sports and I learned work ethic with some pretty epic part time jobs. I went through all the trials and tribulations every teenager/young adult does too: friends, boys, body image, independence, parents, money, etc. .
What got me was how real and honest I was. A little bit of me thought that it would be an innocent little journal that I would write about how cute I thought the boy in front of me during biology was....NOPE🙅♀️! It became real that no matter how old I get or how much I try to change my outlook or image on life, I am still going to be me! Every scar, stretch mark, tattoo, age spot, wrinkle and spider vein is a part of my 'journal' and there is no changing that. .
But this is the opportunity to create your future. By making healthy choices with food and continually being active, it is possible to write your future. .
When you dont think that the progress is not visible, take a quick trip back into memory lane and see how actually far you have come!
Never give up on your dreams-
You have to experience suffering to appreciate your greatness-
If you dream it and dont persue it, you are a coward-
After defeat, understanding that every morning is a new day to start over-
Always remember that secretly someone is watching and taking notes because they think you are amazing!