Lately I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time writing poetry to express my feelings, inner changes, and life story. Since September 6th, I’ve been in a program where we sit with self, engage in groups, and use much of our time learning who we are and what we want to become. It hasn’t been a walk in the park, but I’ve learned to better handle my emotions, have compassion for difficult people, and learn to love the person I’m becoming- all without putting on a mask of protection.
Much to my surprise, the people around me love that person, too. 💜
Romanticizing the past or dwelling on my mistakes is no longer an option- but thanks to those trials and tribulations, I have become a much stronger person.
Turning my experience into art has truly helped me let go of self doubt, worries, or fear. There’s an empowering feeling when I put the words on paper and witness the release of insecurities or shame. By removing myself from the chaos of the outside world, I’ve began to love myself in ways I didn’t think were possible.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had plenty of chaos in this environment- but thanks to the solid foundation I’m building, I’ve finally started to learn that I can tune out the negative messages and enjoy the time I spend sitting with myself.
So many of us run around like a chicken with its head cut off, never truly accomplishing anything. As we go around and ’round in circles, we create even more chaos- chaos that isn’t even necessary.
I’ve been able to make the most of my time, and am grateful for the opportunities I have- both big and small.