The job I ended up with just happens to be the one I have wanted to land in for the last 9 years and due to a retirement was already in the works for me to train in, but it was very uncertain if anyone else would bump me for it

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These were all personal areas for myself that I wanted to grow and I am so thankful that I have! When I think of looking at my ‘reverse gap,’ it is hard not to feel happy about what improvements have happened. I find I have no reason to get caught up feeling not good enough comparing to others when I just compare to my past self. Then think back 2 years, then 5 and 10. Some of these things happened that I hadn’t expected. A year ago, I didn’t know I was going to get the job I wanted. A year ago, if I thought about an exercise program, I wouldn’t have considered committing to more than 6 weeks of working out.

https://devonmcfaddenart.ca/2021/10/12/happiness

I’ve realized that I desire love, but I want to control it

Keywords: blogs , connection , dating , emotions , feelings , life , lifestyle , love , pain , romance , self awareness , self improvement , trauma , validation , vulnerable

My emotional unavailability is due to me feeling like I have to control how relationships play out. It took me a while to realize that I was seeking validation from the connection more than anything.

https://queenmediacollective.com/2021/08/26/im-emotionally-unavailable-but-i-like-you

Making the decision to publish my innermost thoughts & reflections on this blog was a win for me

Keywords: wellness , accomplishments , how do you define your worth , internal narratives , self love , transactional love , upholding expectations , vulnerability

Pulling the trigger to share it publicly denoted courage I never thought I’d find to throw my insecurities, imposter syndrome, & fear of being judged to the wind in order to prioritize my healing.

https://notesbynani.com/how-do-you-characterize-your-worth

Help me gain more confidence in my work and when presenting my work to others

Keywords: inspiration , learning on the job

I would like to get to a place where I can take criticism without getting defensive and acknowledging that everyone has their own opinions. It is crucial within design to be able to grow from criticism, not every potential employer will like your work, not every client will understand your creative vision but that is ok. If I can work on honing my skills to the best of my ability, learning from criticism and creating work that I am proud of then I hope everything else will follow in time.

https://emilyrosegraphicsblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/12/im-not-good-emough

I read my books, watch the shows/movies I love, I eat what I want, & I do what I want (which isn’t much)

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listening to my sister & mom talk about how they need to lose weight & color my mom’s hair & all this because of guys. That just bugged me, I am the type of person who will do something for myself & not for a guy. Well also because I am single & will be single forever. It’s like I want to tell them do what they want for themselves and not for some guy. I just don’t understand them. My grandma isn’t like that at all, she is like me, she will do things because she wants to not because she wants to impress my grandpa. Even when they first started dating she wasn’t like that at all, I’ve heard the stories. haha That is one of the things that made my grandpa fall for her.

https://lifeofjesusita.wordpress.com/2020/12/10/being-true-loving-myself

Tara, the woman with the motto to ‘wake up, rise up and conquer’ sat still the last 2 days and mulled over how overwhelmed she was and didn’t do an ounce of personal development

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Listen guys, life as we know it has changed. Take the pressure off if you’re unsure of what the next step is. Don’t feel pressured to go at the same pace as everyone else. Don’t skip over the basics. Don’t feel unproductive if you sit down and journal to get your thoughts in order. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t message your clients back for a day. There are no rules. YOU are the one that calls the shots on how you manage your time and when you complete a goal. It doesn’t need to get done in ONE DAY.

https://wakeupriseupconquer.com/2020/11/17/where-the-f-am-i-going

I deserve happiness

Keywords: the buildup , encouragment , mental health , rant , trauma , trigger warning , tw suicide , work

I want to have the tangible proof of my existence post-trauma. I want to be holistically evaluated for my progress between 2016 and now. I want to be unconditionally loved. I want to be listened to and believed and respected. These things take so much time. I am such a tired person. I am constantly planning, advocating for myself, and hoping and praying. I work my ass off.

Progress vs. Validation – Victoria Smith (wordpress.com)

I am worthy of everything I want and desire

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Self worth is something we must work on while growing up in a world where society leads us to believe that we need all these things to be perfect. If you’re like me, you put a lot of pressure on yourself. For all types of things. This is my friendly reminder that I am perfect right here, doing everything that I am doing and creating.

https://teagslee.com/2020/11/12/you-are-already-enough