Over the years I used to try to be what others wanted me to be. This left me irritable, lost and confused. I’ve roamed from state to state, city to city, looking for who my true self is.
I used to compromise my values for friendship, approval and love. I looked for my crown in all the wrong places.
One person who has always anchored me, reminding me who my true self is, is my best friend. We have faced the same struggles and have the same nervous thoughts when our anxiety gets the best of us. We laugh about the same quirky things and have the same pet peeves. Whenever I’m feeling a little uneasy, I know she will understand.
Near or far, the best friendships are the ones that know no distance. Although we have both ventured from the shores of Lake Michigan, we always pick up exactly where we left off.
She’s given me the strength to be myself and to sail away from negative situations, thoughts and people. I have found a sense of purpose in my passions, and she has supported me through it all.
I’ve learned to raise my standards and rely on the universe. Our thoughts are powerful, and I realized recently that I’m still trying to repair old relationships and habits that no longer suit me. If I accept the way I am treated, then the universe will give me the old junk that is unhealthy. I don’t have to live like that anymore.
Thanks to female strength and the women who have helped fix my crown, I no longer have to accept the things I did in the past. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.” Today I will settle for more, reach high and find those people who will fix my crown- not try and take it, move it or change it.
“If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.” -Buddha