Yes, I have changed! Surprise, surprise, the cat is out of the bag! No, I’m not the same person I was a few years ago. I’m not even the same person I was last week! Each day I learn something new about myself, life, and many topics received through various channels. I also believe in the application of knowledge. Therefore, if I’m learning and applying what I learn, then I must grow! Growth equates to change. Change is the only constant and inevitable variable of life I know. Things, people, places, time, etc. are always changing. So, why do people act so alarmed when a person has made changes?
I most certainly would hope I had changed! I spent years being the same broken, angry, miserable person who was remaining stagnant in life. Why on earth would I still want to be her? She wasn’t a happy person. She wasn’t fulfilling her purpose. She wasn’t even living life, she was merely existing. So, yes, I've changed! I changed for my son, to show him a living example that you can make positive changes in your life. But I also changed for myself; to prove to myself that I could do it. I also enjoy the benefits of the peace, love, joy, happiness, fulfillment and the many other benefits I’ve experienced thus far. So yes, I've changed.
I used to have self-destructive behaviors which could have been the cause of my own demise. I used to cope with my pain in ways which were counterproductive, destructive, avoided the real root of my issues, and perpetuated the hurt and pain I was already experiencing. I was unhealthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I was broken down in every way possible a person could be. I got sick and tired of being sick and tired and decided to do something about it.
When I embarked upon a healing journey, it radically transformed my life from the inside-out. I learned new and healthy ways to cope with life. I learned how to love myself and value my worth. I learned how to connect with my Creator on a deeper level. I also learned how to nourish and take care of my vessel.
That person who used to be in a dark and painful place does not exist anymore. I don’t even recognize her anymore. She is now a memory I reference for reflection. I am a changed person, from the inside-out.
When you interact with people, be sure to treat them for who they are today; not who they were yesterday. With that being said, allow me to reintroduce myself…
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