Your Past Shapes You, But It Doesn’t Define You

Hey guys! Welcome back. Over the past few weeks a lot of change has happened in my life. From graduating college to getting a new job, it’s all been a lot. And over the past few weeks I have done a lot of reflecting on the past in preparation for the future. And so in that I realized something that I really wanted to share with all of you. Because I think it is important to realize that we all have a story and our stories are important.

I have come to the realization that I can no longer hold on to the past as the person that I am. I can no longer go on believing that my past is who I am. Because that’s simply not true. My past has shaped me as I will explain, but it does not define me. Through my reflections I am able to understand that my past has had a huge impact on me, but I have also grown and changed a lot, so I wanted to share that with you.

When I was younger I went through a lot. It wasn’t always great and I struggled a lot. I was really depressed and grew to have a lot of anxiety. And those are two things that I still struggle with today. However, I also gained a lot of strength through those times. Because of all that I went through I am stronger than I otherwise would have been. I am able to go through many things that might otherwise break someone else.

I also have a kind heart because I know what it is like to be on the other end of being around someone who does not have a kind heart. I know what it’s like to struggle with insecurities and fear of being around toxic people. I never want to be that person. I like being kind to people and helping them because you just never know what someone might be going through.

Through all that I went through in my past I was affected greatly. However, what I went through does not define me. I am not weak. I am not worthless. I am not broken. And that’s really important to know. It’s important to understand that what I went through does not become me. I am not the same person I used to be. I have grown and changed. It’s not always easy and I do still struggle, but I didn’t let myself stay the same person I was back then. I challenged myself to overcome my struggles. And you can too. Because your past and who you used to be does not define the person you are today unless you allow it to be.

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