Raise your hand if you have ever thought, “I just want to feel like myself again.” Now, raise your hand if you are the same person you were 5, 10, 30…years ago. Sure some, maybe all, of your core values are the same; but it is unlikely that one hundred percent of your hobbies, passions, friends, and so on are the same. The beauty of this human life we are all navigating is that the only true constant is change.
Our world is never considered to be in a fixed state. Apply this to our developmental environment, and we can further assess that as our surroundings and relationships evolve, we also adapt. Too often, we are caught in the trap of believing being happy means feeling like ourselves again. What if you could be happy feeling like who you are today?
Rather than struggling to find the “old you” again, try embracing the dependability of change. Enjoy the freedom it provides you to redefine yourself. Appreciate the opportunity to not be defined by previous choices you have made.
Who are you today? And, who do you want to be tomorrow?