Sometimes it is challenging to look back, but it is also important. Looking back can be about seeing how far you have come in life and gaining perspective about all you have overcome. When you don’t feel like you are doing enough or moving forward fast enough, don’t compare yourself to another, each person experiences a different defining moment in their life. I think looking back is about reflecting, remembering the lessons, and the strength gained along the way.
As I spend time this summer finishing my new book “Dumpster to Dynasty…A True Cinderella Story” I find myself feeling very emotional as I reflect back. If I take a deep breath I realize that was my past, it does not define me. It is not who I am today. It made me stronger, loving, compassionate, and generous. I did not know it would be so hard to overcome some aspects of my life.
Remember, when we go through challenging stages in life we do not have to stay stuck in them. We need to learn from them and then move on, move forward! Some people have to overcome more challenges than others but this is a good time to remember we are always at choice about how we will let those experiences define us or our future.
I hope that you can look back without regret, hurt or too much pain over all you have done and gone through in your life. What might be simple in someone’s life might have been a defining moment in someone else’s. We should not judge because we are all on a different journey. Embrace the knowledge that you have gained from past experiences and use it to impact and inspire others who are going through the same as you once did.