All posts tagged: self

A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self

Originally posted on Am I Thirty Yet:
So tomorrow is the big day! The day this entire blog was written about. I turn 30! Turning 30 has made me think a lot about what it was like when I was turning 20 and saying goodbye to my teens. I didn’t handle it very well. There were panic attacks and I actually wet the bed the night of my birthday. (This is a true story and maybe I’ll tell you lucky people about it in another post.) For now, let’s go back to poor, little 20-year-old Liz. She was not excited about leaving her teens behind her and entering her twenties. Current Liz still isn’t 100% sure on what she wants with her life and the direction it is going to take. But 20-year-old Liz might as well have been on another planet. She didn’t even know what hairstyle worked best for her face or how to put on eyeliner. She was a lost soul who needed a lot of guidance. Now being a wise, almost 30-year-old (that…

Insecurity: A Daunting Companion

Originally posted on A Sunny Place To Think:
I am secretly insecure. About a lot of things. Sure, I’m the chipper, go-to gal amongst all of my friends and family, too. I’m always ready to lend a helping hand, whether it be running your errands for you, to babysitting your kid, to helping out with homework or housework or yardwork. Optimism is my middle name, mostly. I always have a ready smile and I always have something to laugh about. But deep down, WAY deep down the darkness known as fear weaves me in a tighter web. I think this is the source my anxiety feeds on. This internal fear that I hide away so well from so many people that they don’t even know I have this problem until someone I’m close to (like my mother, for instance) tells them. What am I insecure about? Many things. I’ve touched on them briefly in previous posts. Like how I’m 25, have only ever had one “serious” relationship (which only lasted 6 months), fear that I’ll never find “the…

Decisions, Decisions….

Originally posted on A Monologue of the Heart.:
Every action that we take Creates a reaction for the make Taking us on a path Of scenic routes or hell’s wrath. “Do I stay or do I go?” “Be like water, trust the flow?” “Will I like the path I choose?” “Will I win or will I lose?” Questions lurk in opportunity Fear is cloaked in security Outcomes may be best in thought Missing answers in blind spots. While the mind is loud in worry The heart is speaking in a hurry To try to quiet the void noise And help us make the right choice.  “You have made intentions clear Let go of all doubts and fears Just let go, I’ll lead the way Trust in all of the words you pray.”

You Are Already Successful

Originally posted on Daniel Dow Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. – Earl Nightingale Have you ever wondered if you were successful or not? I know I have. And if you are working towards any type of goal, dream or vision It’s likely you have too. We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves and be our own worst critic. It can be discouraging at times – thinking we are not good enough, we haven’t made it yet, or we aren’t where we want to be and feel we should be. It’s easy to think and feel these things… I am here to tell you to take a step back, think about how far you’ve come and give yourself a pat on the back. That’s right, you are already successful! I really enjoyed this video by Bob and his message. It really does make sense and I have accepted Earl Nightingale’s interpretation and definition of success as my own. Success is being in motion, success is not a final destination. …