I have a social life…well, maybe once a month, but that still
I have a job…I only work two hours a week, but at least I am working in a field I love.
I am a student…on medical leave, but I have chipped away at classes and only have two left before I am a college graduate.
I am learning more about myself each day, and learning to love who I am, even while I look ahead to who I want to be someday.
I have a beautiful life. People who love me, faith that sustains me, books that enrich me, music that uplifts me, nature that calms me, memories that delight me, pastimes that divert me, rest that heals me.
I have not yet arrived. I am still on the journey of life, and each day brings new opportunities to grow and make the most of the life I have been given. Tomorrow is a new day.
Loving. Dedicated. Inquisitive. Musical. Organized. Proactive. Catholic. A learner. A teacher. Caring. Helpful. Encouraging. Friendly. Introspective. Funny. Pretty. Courageous. Strong. Joyful. Kind. Assertive.
I write these things not in a spirit of pride, but out of the realization that if I don’t believe these things about myself, how can I expect to be confident and radiate these things to other people? I do not demonstrate these qualities perfectly, some of them less so than others, but these are all areas where I am growing. As I continue to affirm myself in each of these areas, I believe that my self-confidence will grow along with these qualities. I have already become more self-confident in the last few months, but there is always plenty of room for improvement, and certain situations are lacking in confidence. I want to use these words and phrases as a way to encourage myself in becoming more confident and loving of myself. 23 months ago