Oh yes, the past can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it.
~ The Lion King
|The view from my bedroom window.|
This has been a tough year in many ways. I loved and lost; I made mistakes; I have regrets. But everything I learned has helped contribute to making me who I am today.
And for the most part, I like the woman I see when I look in the mirror. She has loving friends and family, a comfortable home, and a satisfying career. She plays as hard as she works and has a thirst for adventure. Even though my life hasn’t turned out exactly the way I planned, I wouldn’t trade places with anybody on the planet.
But there is always room for improvement. And I decided it was time for me to develop a personal credo – kind of like a mission statement – to remind myself of who I want to be and how I want to move through this world. This is what I came up with.
Am I forgetting anything? I have big dreams and as long as I stay true to myself and my personal credo I believe I will find the courage to make them reality.