Sometimes, I like to be nostalgic and think back on my younger years. Warning: That happens when you become my age. It is not that you miss being younger, but it is fun to look back and see how you have changed. When I was younger, I did not believe my parents when they told me that you change as you mature and grow older. Being young and not really knowing much about the world, I just thought that change was impossible.
When I look back on all my old memories on Facebook, I am shocked to know just how wrong I was. When I look back on posts from 2009, I cannot believe I was the same person. I found that I was complaining constantly, whether it was about a nagging pain in some area of my body or being bored and tired of being in my house. I fully believe this was because I had no idea who I was or what I wanted to do with my life. I was miserable and did not even see it then because back then, that was the norm for me. It makes me both sad and grateful to see how much I have changed. For example, I presently have no more time to be bored. Between all my submissions for different blog companies, library books, and uncolored pictures, I have a ton to keep myself busy. I have the habit of making sure I am doing something productive unless I am having a bad pain day or don’t feel well. Otherwise, you will find me at my desk working on something. I no longer spend time thinking about the things I do not have. Rather, I concentrate on my gifts and the talents I was blessed with. I am so grateful for all the platforms that are allowing me a chance to showcase my writing and getting it seen.
Lately, I have seen just how impactful my writing can be. I have been recognized in many ways from having my story featured on Facebook not once but twice and also, I have been a featured contributor in the mighty newsletter. I spent so much time dreaming of the day when people would be impacted by my writing, I am absolutely thrilled to see that it is working. If at least one person was inspired by reading what I had to share, I know my job and purpose is being utilized. There is truly no better feeling! Remember: Another person can help you along in your journey, but you are the only person who can make the biggest changes. Change both begins and ends with YOU.