A few years ago I was discussing my personal growth and wanting change in my life with a spiritual advisor and said I wondered if I am merely running away from something. Their answer was no, you are running towards yourself now.
That statement alone caused a huge shift in me, allowing me to accept the desire to change, and in turn, prompting more growth. It was like I got permission to be me. Since then, I have changed immensely in how I feel, how I choose to react to life and people, and what I do with my own life. I am still a work in progress, as we all are, but comparing me to me, I don’t even remember how I used to be I am so new these days. And it only took until I was 50 to realise I could take my life in my own hands.
Rereading decades-old letters of mine a few weeks ago, I realised I didn’t know who that person was, but boy, was she young and full of opinions and judgements! And she certainly was not me anymore.
I only know this, the older I get, the less I know. And that’s okay with me. It makes life that much more interesting to me. And, it just means there’s so much more out there to explore!