I used to wonder if I would ever be good enough, smart enough, skinny enough or pretty enough.
I used to wonder if I was significant.
Last month I turned 28.
As the years go by I've been blessed to learn from my mistakes.
28 doesn't seem like a lot of years but I have learned plenty within that time.
I've learned that I'm as good as I make myself to be.
I'm as smart as I want to be.
My skinny is not someone else's skinny.
My pretty is not someone else's pretty.
And you know what?
This year has really been an eye opener for me.
I've learned to let go of the little things.
I've learned to make time for those who are worth it.
I've learned to give a lot and expect nothing.
I've learned that people are annoying and that's okay because I might be annoying to someone else!
I've learned to be comfortable in my own skin.
My weight loss journey has boosted my confidence level tremendously.
No I am not vain but I've learned to fix myself from the inside out.
I've learned to let the past be the past.
I've invited the present to truly be a gift in the way that I see things and in the way I handle situations.
I own every pimple, flaw and freckle. (yes I have freckles and in the weirdest places!)
It's been a wonderful ride thus far.
I've been able to push myself and take myself to places I never thought would be possible.
Never did I ever think I'd consider myself a runner but I love it.
Never did I ever think I would have run 3 5ks, a 10k and a half marathon in just five months.
I'm excited to see what the future holds.
But until then I will bask in what I have in front of me and never take for granted a single second with those whom I love most.
I'm grateful to have the family and friends that I have.
My support group is amazing and I've made it a point to surround myself around positive people.
It really makes a difference when you're around motivating and inspirational people.
I hope I can be that for others.
I hope you know that you are enough regardless of what anyone thinks.
Happy Tuesday everyone!