Another Step Towards Recovery

Becoming a self-confident person has always been a goal which seemed unattainable.  Although I am not yet fully operational as a self-lovromanceing person who exudes a terrific self esteem, I am happy to say that I have found an inner peace.  This inner peace has helped tamp down the awful thoughts and feelings I have had which hindered my confidence.

Inner peace translates to happiness.  Happiness has spread outward and embraced my entire world.   My newly found peace and happiness are imperative to the self care which is needed and craved.  Codependents who struggle with confidence issues can find their peace.  The will to find this peace is ever present, but it takes work.  It is not an easy task and one must keep the will for peace at the forefront of all thoughts.  The good new is:  peace is attainable.

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Love yourself… always

They try to keep us down, but they won’t succeed!  While the roller coaster of self-esteem goes up and down, twists and turns, and at times makes us ill, the courage to fight against it and persevere is remarkable.  So many times, people walk all over your self-esteem to keep their own self upright and feeling good.  Believe in karma?  I do.  I have seen the power of karma knock the legs right out from under those who trample on others.  It is often a challenge to put the gloves on and fight back, every turn has something waiting.  Defeat and depression are not an option.  Know who you are inside and out and love yourself.  As the horizon approaches, many good things are waiting and will come to those who are patient and humble.  Pray for the storm to pass quickly, then move forward with confidence.  Be inspired, be impressive, be proud. 

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A new day dawns

Confidence, self-esteem, determination, fortitude. and belief.  Many of us try so hard to grasp and hold even one of these traits to become whole.  However, we find that we are pushed down again and again.  Why do so many find their power in hurting others and enjoy wielding it over them?  These bullies will find a crack in someone’s self-esteem, and widen it, little by little.  This goes one until one is so beat down, they start to truly believe and feel what they are hearing.  We run away…  to our safe place.  The place that no one can enter, no one can ruin.  A place so special, we find the confidence and self-esteem we are lacking.  If only we can stay.  We are welcomed and loved here.  This is our soft place to land.

We have the power to change our destiny.  We are true warriors.  Yes, believe it.  sunriseWe have been fighting for our sanity most of our lives.  Take control.  Find the determination to make those difficult choices and stand by them.  Time will heal.  The newly found confidence will radiate from deep in your soul.  The confidence is seen by others who have done their time and a kinship is formed.  We form our own alliance and we share our stories, which are hauntingly similar.  We are not alone.  We are awesome in our strength and amazing in our empathy.  A new day dawns.

 

 

Stepping Out of the Shadows

I have lived a life in the shadows of others.  Time to shine.

I was the best wallflower with the most amazing ability to blend into any background.  Never wanting to draw attention to myself, I was uncomfortable at parties, especially if alcohol was present.  I always wanted to be the girl who was extremely confident, fun, and who others gravitated towards.  This was not to be.  I grew up too fast and this maturity at such a young age stunted my “party” persona.  I still feel awkward in a party setting or a large crowd, but I am changing.  Enter Me 2.0.

I have before me an opportunity to take control of my destiny and be successful.  The window to this opportunity will not stay open long and I must firmly grasp this chance by being more assertive, more willing to be a “no” person, as well as be more forward thinking.  I know I am capable of doing all three, and have the confidence to accomplish much in my career.  However, the constant need to make everyone happy rears its ugly head again.  I often feel the devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other.

As I break away from the old me and walk at a steady pace, I continuously look back at the old me in the shadows.  While the old me will always have her place in my soul, the new me is becoming quite remarkable.  I face forward and move more quickly toward my future  My change is my destiny.  I will become a new me.

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
―William Jennings Bryan

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”
―Rick Warren