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

I need a place where I can be more of myself, where I can write about daily life, daily thoughts, daily struggles, the wins and losses of a life lived rather dangerously

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I want to write about random things. Shallow and deep thoughts and everything in between. I want to spread the full texture of my days and the details that possibly only I will find interesting.

https://fromthetinystudio.wordpress.com/2020/12/26/hello

I want to thank those people who stood with me at that time when I was so lost

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Those who supported me in their own way. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. The inspiration I got to pick up the pen to write, in the first place in 2018, changed my life, totally. I found my voice. Thank you, my friends, for your loving and caring presence and all the encouragement.

https://musingonline.home.blog/2020/12/14/one-day-at-a-time

I want to believe in every one of my students that step foot in my classroom

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I want them to feel like they can achieve something great – something far beyond the classroom walls. I hope to encourage and challenge them to continue to seek the things that best illuminate their eyes with curiosity and wonder. I long to help peel back a clouded lens, offering clarity of vision that allows them to see their potential and worth.

https://mountaxelrod.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/i-believe-so-they-can-believe

I have simply recognized that encouraging myself has a far better shot at getting where I want to be

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Years ago, I had a client who came up with a personal mantra that made me smile. He had spent years telling himself he was ugly. This incredibly insecure and self-deprecating young man decided that, when exercising, he would chant “I am hot, I know it. I’m sexy and I show it.” He chanted the rhyme to me in my office. I loved it then and I love it now.

https://psychdiary.com/do-you-encourage-yourself