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

Keywords: be extraordinary for teens , blog , development , gratitude , happiness , happy , journal , learning , life , mindvalley , reverse gap , self , soul

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

Each day I feel my scope continue to widen

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Since being home from my mission (for nearly a year and a half now) I have cried over multiple men and many broken dreams, and I tried so hard to force them together and cling to them. I’ve at last reached a point where my heart is tired, and my walls are sturdy and high. I’ve realized that in order to have a dream succeed, it needs to be something you have total control over, something that you can achieve on your own — I cannot continue to lean on somebody else to get me where I’m headed. And now I finally know where I want to go.

https://thesearchfordreamers.wordpress.com/2021/10/06/the-search-for-dreamers

I sometimes find it hard to put the things I want to do in motion for myself

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I can sit and think for hours about different things I want to try but finding the motivation to get up and put them in to action is very difficult for me. It is since leaving university that I have noticed this. Not having that community to bounce ideas and have briefs to work from, it’s hard to go 3 years of that to doing it by yourself.

https://laurenkeighronphoto.wordpress.com/2021/09/29/starting-up

There are a lot of things I would like to transform about myself

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I would also like to change about my attitude in college. I am not completely sure what I want to do with my life so going to college is a proper option to discover what you want to do. However at the same time I do dislike going to college. Not that the work is hard and I do have great professors but for some reason I do feel a sense of emptiness when I walk towards my college. Likely out of boredom as I don’t really learn during their lectures. I wish there was a mind control machine I would utilize on my professors and counselors to graduate me already but life doesn’t work that way (no disrespect towards my professors and counselor). I also wish there was a time machine to change the mistakes I made of my past. There is something else I would like to change is how to be patient regarding homework. I am obsessed with finishing as soon as I can but at the same time want to be 100 percent correct. Every time I get stuck on an answer you could say I mildly panic due to my obsession with finishing.

https://brainofjay909136493.wordpress.com/2021/09/22/something-i-like-to-change-about-myself

A lot of what I’m working on is retraining habits I picked up over time and building new ones

Keywords: self-care , growth , self-compassion , therapy

What I’ve shared are the biggest relatable lessons but there are many other things I’m learning about myself. If you’re interested in pursuing therapy, I hope you move forward with it. Really consider who you would want to work with, how much it will cost and is it within your budget, and your availability to attend regular sessions.

https://enlightenedsocialworker.blog/2021/09/17/what-therapy-is-teaching-me

here i am, a year later since i admitted to myself that i want to be a writer

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so you have been creating art for yourself for a while now and are finally ready for the world to see it? actually publishing your work, well, that’s something else entirely. i started publishing my work on tumblr in 2018 (i think) and published it almost every day for a few years. with tumblr dying more and more, i decided to move to instagram and, after a few failed attempts, kept regularly posting since the summer of 2020. i’m not gonna lie: putting your work out there is hard. and trying to get it seen even harder. there are so many talented artists, how do i stand out, do i even want to stand out? do i want to constantly perform, constantly post? do i want to be a part of a platform that values quantity over quality? honestly, the answer to most of those was no, at least for me personally. but i knew at the same time that social media can also give artists a chance to be seen, a chance for their voice to be heard, the possibility to connect with other amazingly talented artists and with people who resonate with their work and for that, however challenging Instagram and co might be, i am incredibly thankful.

https://cowboysfromspace.wordpress.com/2021/09/14/sorry-mum-and-dad-i-want-to-be-a-writer