This is something I shared on Facebook a few days ago, and it got a great response. I wrote it, and FOUR days later I actually published it.
Because I like to overanalyze things to death. One of my many flaws I share below.
This post proved that people are craving the truth, as I was flooded with likes, comments and private messages from people.
So I wanted to share it here on my blog.
I did you wrong…
Last summer a high school friend commented on a status of mine that my life was going well and she was happy for me.
It’s bothered me, for months.
Not for what she said, but it appeared I only show my “highlight reel” here on FB.
Now, I don’t want to come across as “Downer Dukes” here, but a mentor taught me to share my truth, and this has been on my mind a lot lately, so here it goes…
I struggle with a lot of things.
I struggle with depression, low self-esteem and second guess myself all the time.
I overanalyze everything, and at times, it paralyzes me.
I compare myself to others far too often. Most times it is not a fair comparison — like apples to snowflakes.
I lack confidence big time, and it’s held me back from a lot of opportunities over the years. This is something I work on everyday.
My sister taught me years ago that it’s about progress, not perfection.
I set the bar high for myself, and that can be a gift & a curse.
I try to better myself everyday by reading, journaling, meditating, visualizing, practicing gratitude, exercising, among other things.
We’re all going through our own shit, some more than others.
So, I apologize for making it appear that my life is perfect, because it is not.
It is progressing though, and that’s what matters.