I have been a little bit more selfish over the past year or two. Why? Because I realized I was doing more for others than I was for myself. At the end of the day, you're the only person who can help to better yourself and give yourself that care you need and I learned we can't depend on other people to do that for us. Once I started to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, I saw what I needed to work on and what negativity I needed to cut from my life.
It's a long journey and change doesn't happen overnight, but I can honestly say that I'm proud of where I'm at right now and all the progress I have made. There are always going to be your good days and bad days, but it's up to us to turn those bad into good and make the best of those negative situations.
There were days where I was unmotivated and felt like I wasn't good enough. Instead of wallowing in it, I took those moments and used it to fuel my ambitions. I turned those negatives into positives and pushed myself to be the person I wanted to be. As much as you want to, you can't stay in that rut forever. You can feel sorry for yourself sometimes but at the end of the day, we have to get up, put a smile on our face, and get through it.
I see myself changing and I am so proud of myself and I'm loving who I am. Even in the past few months, I've seen a difference. All that effort that I put in is really starting to pay off. I have a list of goals that I want to accomplish. Every day I look at that list and tell myself that what I'm doing now will get me to where I want to be. I am going to cross off everything on that list. I'm going to accomplish everything. I'm going to be confident.
Don't lose focus and be patient. Start living life for you and love every minute of it.