I want to greet change with both my arms opened wide

Keywords: food for thought , approval , change , comfort zone , happiness , mental health , mental wellness , peace of the mind , validation , wellness

I really like the idea of being comfortable while challenging new things. Why do I need to jump out completely and scare myself shitless? Who is it for? What I am trying to prove? And if I did prove it to someone, so what? What is it for? Approval? Whatever for? Does it make you happy?

https://onnisays.wordpress.com/2021/05/31/comfort-zone

I had the courage to make choices in spite of the disapproval of others

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I worked my way through graduate school, taught in the inner city for seven consecutive years, paid my own bills (car payment, car insurance, utilities, rent, etc.). I wrote and recorded my own folk album, and I had at least three romantic relationships. I proposed to a man I loved and was rejected by him and my best friend, I was accused of intentionally deceiving and “stealing” a man because he was interested in me and not my friend; again, I was rejected. My family was both antagonistic and unsupportive of me. Still I “warrior-ed” on. I did not need the approval of these people to be the person I WANT TO BE. I let it go.

https://sweetnessbe.wordpress.com/2021/02/15/be-a-listener