“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~Brené Brown
Do you have parts of yourself that you’d like to change? Maybe even parts of your personality you’re a little embarrassed by?
And if I started to list them I probably wouldn’t know where to stop.
I can be a complainer and whiner. Even worse, I sometimes turn into a martyr and feel sorry for myself. Other times I’m overly impulsive and have been known to have a really erratic temper.
But the thing is, we’re not our behavior. Often we know when we’re not acting our best and if you’re like me, you’re exceptionally hard on yourself.
In the past when these less than noble parts of myself raised their whiny heads, I cringed and felt ashamed. It seemed proof that I had not traveled far at all on the road of self-discovery.
For instance, I often write about mindful living.
Yet in the past year I alienated an editor and lost a writing gig by not thinking before I fired off a rather rude email.
I hurt a friend when I wasn’t sensitive to the things happening in her life.
I’m an advocate of eating healthy, organic food yet twice in the past month I bought a bag of Fritos and devoured it.
Who the f*&% am…