When You Were Younger…

Think back to Middle School and those awkward moments of wanting to be more grown up but still realizing you’re really just a kid. Then think back to High School. Remember what life was like for you as a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. Each year was so different, right? Each year you experienced different things and grew immensely.  Remember those times when you felt vulnerable, scared, and self-conscious. We all have these stories we tell to ourselves about life back then. What we needed. What we wished would have happened. What we wished our parents did differently. Think about it for a moment and then think about how differently your life may have gone if you had had that extra support, love, encouragement, guidance, validation, etc. that you so wished you had.   How would your life be if you had what you needed when you were younger? What would be different? What would have changed for you? What long term effects would it have had?  Please don’t think I’m telling you to commiserate, regret, or wish that things were any different than they are now. I strongly believe that everything we go through is NECESSARY for our growth and development into becoming the kind of person you are today. It happened because it was supposed to happen. But for pondering purposes today let this play out for a moment. Would your life be different? Mine would. There are things that I wished were different. There are things I wished I hadn’t done or things that I wish I did do. Times when I was too insecure to try out for something and so I stayed small instead. Times when I was pretended to be overly confident but was terrified inside and wished I had more encouragement to believe … Continue reading When You Were Younger…