TUESDAY TALKING TOOLS… ACCEPTANCE OF WHO WE ARE…
This picture of my 15 year old self popped up the other day and it made me quite reflective… and grateful GHDs were finally invented! 😅😂
I wondered what advice I would give to my 15 year old self…
I wondered if I should warn her that within 2 years life would be filled with anxiety and panic attacks but there were so many tools she could call upon.
I wondered how I could encourage her not to change for anyone. To continue to be her true authentic self as she is awesome just as she is.
I wondered if I should make her realise weird is good. It makes her unique.
I wondered if I could warn her not to take responsibility for other peoples actions. She is not to blame.
I wondered if I could show her how to set boundaries.
I wondered if I should tell her to remain body confident and ignore the concerns and opinions of others that she is too skinny (it wasn’t going to last for long 😅)
I wondered if I could tell her that her tenacity and stubbornness were amazing qualities. She isn’t hard work. She is passionate.
…yet the more I wondered the more I realised I wouldn’t and shouldn’t go back and give her any advice.
She will lead the life she is meant to lead.
I have led the life I was meant to lead.
…and as part of that life I have learned all those things.
I now accept and love myself for exactly who I am.
Just like she did.
I got back there in the end. 26 years later 😂
Are you ready to accept yourself again?