Some of us live out our entire lives looking for others to complete us. Others realize that only we alone can make ourselves feel whole. I learned this the hard way. I had been searching for parts of me in other people, places, and things for a long time until I finally realized now, at 30, that I was searching in all the wrong places. I had everything I needed to complete myself inside me all along.
I have gone through many trials and tribulations in life, but I do not begrudge any of them. They have all played their unique role in helping me identify my strengths, weaknesses, passions, and desires. I have transitioned from ‘trying to survive’ to ‘thriving.’ In the process, I have learned that growth is inevitably a painful experience. It is only through overcoming pain and challenges that we earn the lessons that help us make better decisions in life.
I look forward to keep developing this blog and continuing forward on my journey. I hope the experiences I share from my journey serves to inspire others too.
Is there a particular moment of realization, where it dawned on you, that you, too, were whole all this while? I’d love to hear of it. Please comment and share below. Let’s build a community of people who recognize life’s struggles for its ability to effect transformational growth.