There is something beautiful and magical about personal growth. About reaching for, and obtaining, your potential.
My entire master’s degree is about growth – becoming the person I want to be, the person I’m meant to be, and then helping others do the same. Let me tell you, I’m growing something fierce in the very best way possible…but it’s also terrifying.
I’ve surprised myself with my strength and courage. It’s an empowering thing to face a challenge deemed too big and overcome it. It lends us the courage to take on bigger things. There are times we fail, but the momentum from achieving the other big things empowers us to keep moving.
I’ve learned how important people, space and energy is to my mental wellness. I need the right people in my life. I need the right space in my life. I need the right energy in my life if I hope to ever achieve all of the great things I want to achieve.
I’ve realized that there is no such thing as “doing it on my own”. Whether it’s obvious support from a spouse or partner, or less obvious support from a coworker, boss, neighbour, etc – none of us do it alone, and knowing and appreciating that can be very powerful.
I’ve developed a new awareness of myself, my relationships, and the things that are important to me. I’ve realized that as much as I *want* to have a simple life, filled with simple things – I’m just not that kind of person. Traditional is not enough for me. It’s a beautiful way of life, but it’s not my way of life.
Most importantly, though, is the realization of what I want. For as long as I can remember, I have put what I want on hold for others. I’ve been trying to fit my round shape into a square hole – and it is stifling. The clarity on what I want, and the promise of what achieving what I want will help me obtain, has never be more profound.
I want challenging, exciting, terrifying adventures. I want to shape the world around me. I want to be the best version of myself that I can be.
All of that involves some pretty big changes, and that is both scary and exciting.
More to come. 😉