Well, I’ve made it to the very last day of this 30 day blogging challenge! To be honest, I’ve surprised myself. I thought I’d give up halfway through. I’ve never written everyday in a consistent manner like this, but I’ve come to realize that I really do enjoy it. It’s so incredibly therapeutic to me, and I’ve noticed a difference in my mindset over the last month. It’s definitely something that I’d like to continue to do, but we shall see how it goes!
Anyway, let’s move on to the post…
Day 30: The book is called, You Are Enough: Heartbreak, Healing, and Becoming Whole. Which one are you? Talk about which phase you’re in right now – heartbreak, healing, or becoming whole – and the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself in this season.
Over the past few years, I’ve experienced all three phases of heartbreak, healing, and becoming whole. The heartbreak and healing phases co-existed for awhile there, but I’m so grateful for the lessons I learned during those times. However, now that I’ve grown so much since then, I can whole-heartedly say that I am very much in the becoming whole phase of life. It’s taken me some time to actually reach this point. If I’m being completely honest, I wasn’t so sure that I ever would, but I’m certainly glad that I’m here.
This “becoming whole” phase of my life has definitely been the most rewarding and eye-opening for me. For the first time ever, I’m finally living my life on my own terms, and I’m really taking the time to figure out who I want to be as a person and what I want out of life. It’s actually pretty exhilarating. I’m not sure that I’ve ever really done as much soul searching as I have just over the last few months, and I’m enjoying it a whole lot. I’m writing so much more and discovering new creative passions. I’m excelling in my career and growing professionally, just like I’ve always wanted to do. I’m also finally working on truly loving myself for the first time in a very long time.
It’s honestly hard to put into words exactly how I’m feeling in this phase of life. It’s exciting and mysterious all at the same time. I’m finally realizing just how important my relationship with myself is. I’ve said for years how important it is for us to work on our relationships with ourselves, but I’ve never fully taken my own advice. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that I’m finally starting to do just that. I mentioned in my previous post how I often write the words that I need to hear, and that is completely true. I often find myself saying positive things to others, but it’s a whole lot harder for me to do that for myself. I’ve definitely become more self aware in that aspect, and I’m getting better at keeping my negative self-talk at bay. I’m definitely a work in progress, and I’m completely okay with that. In part with becoming whole, I’m also finally and truly becoming myself, and I’m loving it.