I'm Slowly Learning To Say Goodbye To Everything That Is No Longer Good For Me

I'm Slowly Learning To Say Goodbye To Everything That Is No Longer Good For Me

Goodbyes are necessary in order for you to move on to the next phase of your growth.

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Whether you like to realize it or not, life passes you by quickly. Nothing is set in stone and nothing lasts forever. When it comes to your life, the things and the people in it, it can sometimes be hard to let go and say goodbye. But goodbyes are necessary to move on to the next phase of your growth.

Now that we are well into the new year, I have proposed to myself the task of saying goodbye. I want to work on closing the door behind me and looking ahead. Starting the new year off on the right foot and moving forward starts by saying goodbye to the past. It is time to realize my life is headed in a different direction and the things that once mattered to me or who I was before are no longer important.

There should not be much room in your life for storage.

In life, space is limited, and that space should only be occupied with the things that mattered most. As we grow older, those things start to change. We value different things and our personalities start to change.

There is true power in saying goodbye to what once was. I have never been good at goodbyes. In fact, I hate them. Goodbyes and change scare me, and holding on and dwelling is sometimes easier.

But this time, I'm slowly learning to say goodbye to everything that is no longer good for me.

I'm learning to say goodbye to the people in my life who don't provide any type of quality to who I am as a person. I'm saying goodbye to the doubters, the selfish, the arrogant, the lazy and the fake. I'm saying goodbye to the ones who shattered my heart and didn't look back to see where the pieces fell.

I'm learning to let go of the negative perspectives and attitude I've held on to for so long. I'm learning to let go of my self-doubt, the "I'm not good enough's" or "I'm not smart enough's." It's time to stop looking in the mirror and wishing I was more than what I am. It's time to say goodbye to the pessimist inside of me.

I'm learning to say goodbye to a comfortable lifestyle because it's the one I've always known. It is time for me to embrace change.

I'm learning to say goodbye to the fear of the unknown.

It's time for me to accept new challenges and new opportunities without fear. I'm learning to say goodbye to bad habits and limiting beliefs. I'm learning to say goodbye to everything and anything that is preventing me from living the life I want. I'm learning to let go of everything that once made me sad.

I'm learning to say goodbye to who I once was and how to hold on to the right things.

I'm holding on to the difficulties that make me grow, to the people that encourage me and see the real me. I'm holding on to family and self-love. I'm learning to say hello to a new life.

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10 Bible Verses for Self Esteem

Sometimes you need to search for inner strength and find your own self worth.
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We all get those days that we just don't feel good enough for anything. Everything is going wrong. For me, I go to the bible to read the words of God. His personal dialog for us is filled with encouragement, hope, and lessons we can learn from. Here are my top ten verses that are uplifting and impacting when at the lowest of lows:

1. Philippians 4:13:

I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.

2. Psalm 46:5

God is within her, she will not fall.

3. Proverbs 31:25

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

4. Psalm 28:76

The Lord is my strength and my shield.

5. 1 Corinthians 25:10

By the grace of God, I am what I am.

6. Romans 5:8

I loved you at your darkest.

7. Psalm 62:5-6

Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on Him. God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe, and he is the fortress where I feel secure.

8. 2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.

9. 1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

10. 2 Chronicles 20:15

The battle is not ours, but God's.

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Today Was A Bad Day, And That's OK

It's the little things that matter the most.

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Today was a bad day.

I had a nightmare last night. It was so vivid and realistic. Some nightmares I can easily forget about, but this one was difficult to push out of my mind. I woke up in cold sweats, my heart was beating fast. I genuinely felt sick to my stomach. I wish I had never dreamt what I had dreamt. The nightmare really messed me up. It was all I had thought about for most of the day.

I couldn't focus on my school work. I definitely couldn't stay focused in class. I had a pop quiz that I was not prepared for, and there was already too much built-up stress from just the past two weeks. I felt like I couldn't go on with the rest of my day. To keep it somewhat short, things just weren't going my way. I was being too hard on myself and my anxiety was through the roof.

As dramatic as it may seem, this nightmare was too personal, too scary, too heartbreaking, and not too far-fetched. Words cannot explain how dark I had felt today. It brought me to a place I thought I had moved on from.

Today was a bad day, and that's okay.

I got a call from my dad and a text from my mom, both encouraging me to move forward and not stress. There was reassurance in my dad's voice and through my mother's words. Words reassuring me they would always be there for me and loved me.

I took a trip to Gino's with my roommates. That burger was hitting, onion rings and all. These were the "perks" of my day, and though they don't seem like a lot, it meant the world to me.

It truly is the little things that can make your day. Like a call from your daddy, a text from your mama, or a trip to one of your favorite burger spots with some friends. The littlest things help you put things into perspective. These little things came to me at a point where I genuinely really needed them.

These little things distracted me from the most terrible and scarring nightmare. These little things are the things that remind me to move forward, ever stronger. These little things are the things that remind me you can turn a bad day into a good day, but only if you allow this.

Today was a bad day and there's no doubt that I will have many more. That's okay, because it's about the little things that really matter.

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