A lesson in self-growth

Good morning fellow readers and bloggers! It is a bright and sunny day here in Pennsylvania, though I am a bit bitter that it is not cooler outside. Autumn, girl, where you at?!

I apologize for my delay in posting, I was sick all last week and simply not in a position to be writing about my daily life and/or advice. But I am back and better than ever today, ready to advise you on self-growth.

I have always been mom. You can read all about it in my post. And as mom, I always thought I had my life together and knew what I was doing. Most of the time, this is true. Most of the time, I can cook dinner and hold someone’s hair back at the same time. It is one of my super powers as the mom friend. I am always the person my friends come to when they need help or advice, and it makes me feel like I am a fully-developed grown-up.

That is not the case.

You see, when you think you have your whole life together, you do not. And that is perfectly okay! It is okay to admit that you are confused or lost or maybe do not feel mature enough to handle everything life throws at you.

Over the past week, I have grown to realize that I am not as mature as I thought I was. I am not as grown up as I hoped to be at this point in my life. However, I graduated college a year and a half early, so I lost some of that time to outgrow old habits and mature on my own.

Luckily enough for me, I have someone by my side who loves me dearly and supports me through my moments of instability and mistakes. I have someone who is more mature, and it is so amazing to be part of something that is real, where I can grow as a person.

Maturity is not always about having your life together. It is about how you handle situations that are thrown at you. Do you get defensive or offended when accused? Or do you see why the other person would accuse and handle the situation with grace?

I used to be the person who came at someone’s throat when criticized or accused. I never wanted to accept faults within myself because I always thought I had it all together. Even recently, I lied to try and cover up something that did not even need to be covered up. But that did not need to happen. Being open and honest with everyone in your life is a HUGE step towards maturity and self-growth.

This is a short and simple post, but just know that, every so often, you need to take a step back and look at yourself. Are you really where you want to be? I’m about halfway there, but every single day I see progress in my life, and I cannot wait to see where my future takes me as I grow!

Do you have any advice on self-growth? Or a story that you could share? Let me know!

P.S. – Another sign of maturity is crossing the street WITHOUT staring at your phone and almost getting hit by a car (Steve knows what I’m talking about).

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