I’ve come to realize more and more that growth is a journey that isn’t quick but happens in the blink of an eye. Is that confusing? Let me explain my logic.

I grew a lot during my college years. I became more studious, found the love of my love, figured out what area of study I was passionate about, began running more often and so on. To me, this all signified growth in various ways.

When I started graduate school, I saw myself growing in different ways. I realized it was OK not to be perfect and that it was ok to get curve balls thrown your way. Yes, it sounds awfully cliche saying “it’s ok not to be perfect” but it’s so true. Many times, we hold ourselves to such high expectations and when we don’t reach those expectations, we’re disappointed in ourselves. I’ve been there and I’ve done that. But I don’t think that’s the right way to look at it. I choose to look at it in a different light. I may not have reached an expectation, but I tried. I did my best, I put in my all and that’s ALL I can do. We can’t be so hard on ourselves. Instead of being disappointed we didn’t reach a goal, let’s be happy and proud that we tried. Also, instead of letting a curve ball throw you off course, follow the curve and embrace it. This change in mindset makes all the difference.

As I write this, I look back at the last few years of my life and it seems as though it all happened in the blink of an eye. Growth isn’t quick, but when you reflect on yourself and your journey, it seems as though it all happened in the blink of an eye.

I think it’s so important to take a step back and realize how far you’ve come as a person. Look back at the last few years and see how much you have grown. Growth often happens when we don’t even realize it, but when we look back, we see what helped shape us into who we are today.

Always be proud of who you are and your growth.

Happy Friday, my friends.


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