This was a post I made 10 years ago. As I read it, I became overwhelmed with gratitude at the growth I've made over the years. It's hard for me to believe that I was unnerved by such trivial things, yet I remember the rage (I don't use that term lightly) and anxiety that would jump on me over the least little thing.
People who only know me post yoga, would never guess that I was previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. I've been physically aggressive, verbally abusive, had an affair, and attempted suicide. I know, I sound like the worst!
But here's what I found when I started this growth journey. You don't know what you don't know and you can't give what you don't have. So how do we become aware of the things we don't know and receive what we've never been given? Well, it doesn't just happen, that's for sure!
It is NOT true that wisdom comes with age. I know a lot of "older" folks...
Hey guys! And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I’ve never been a fan of the saying “New Year, New You.” Even if you don’t like you very much right now, there doesn’t need to be a “new” you. There might be some bad habits that you need to get rid of or good habits to pick up. There might be some minor adjustments you need to make to your daily schedule or resolve some issues but a whole “new” you seems a little dramatic and like something only Jesus can do anyway so let’s leave that to him while we work within the personality, gifts and traits, He’s given us.
It reminds me of a story of a guy who could only concentrate for a few minutes at a time. After years of being a solid C student, he finally decided to stop thinking he could change and work around it. He would study for 5-10 minutes at a time and then for 5-10 minutes go shoot hoops or play a video game. He would return to his studies...
What I learned in my 20's & why I'm embracing my 30's
1. Self-Development is key! You have to want to be better...to do better. Don’t think you already know it all! So put the trashy novel down because you’re husband hasn’t given you enough affection and pick up a book on how to pray, how to be an effective leader; pick up a book on Dreaming BIG or how to learn Italian. Never stop learning!
2. Embrace your body and share it with your husband....often! It will make you a happier couple, not just because he’ll be happy....but I promise, you’ll be happier too.
3. Being emotional is OK! Embrace it! It means you have a big ole heart and you’re not afraid to let people see it. So when someone says “You are so dramatic.” Just say “Thank you.”
4. Do NOT be led my those emotions! Be emotional, but know that...