Everyone Has A Story. What’s Yours?
AUGUST 18, 2020
Yesterday someone snapped at me saying "Well, Leeia I'm a work in progress!" (I know what they meant by that, they didn't even TRY to be nice.) And you know what? It's okay. And I wasn't offended.
I think sometimes we forget that we don't know everyone's story. Who has bad days? I certainly do! Yep, I have bad days where I don't feel like doing it and honestly I want to throw in the towel.
I allow myself a pity party for a few minutes then I get moving again. Life is too short.
The ONLY difference between where I am now and where I used to be is:
- TIME (I've been doing this for 10+ years)
- PRACTICE (I've fallen on my face more times than I can count!) and WILLINGNESS to FAIL
- COMMITMENT (I COMMITTED to working for a better life, taught myself that I deserved it, even though I once hated myself)
- I did the WORK to ensure that I got the SKILLS necessary to build a business so that I would NEVER AGAIN be *nearly homeless broke* and no one would be able to control my financial destiny.
It wasn't easy, I had a CRAPTON of EXCUSES (I called them "reasons" at the time) but I still found a way.
I am ALWAYS a work in progress. We all are, even the people you see that you think have it *All Together*. 😉
I was the girl with a 3 Pepsi-a-day habit, a drawer full of oreos and chocolate covered peanuts at work and all but gave up on my exercise, even though I was an elite athlete (tennis) in University.
I started off at nearly 185 pounds, I went up to just about a size 24-26 and I hated my life and everyone around me.
The only difference is I got UP every single time I got knocked down. Sometimes people look at me like I can't possibly understand. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I was once wearing this! This isn't even when I was at my heaviest. It was AFTER I started getting my act together, after my divorce, newly off Prozac. Yup.
So, the next time we're tempted to think someone can't possibly understand where we've been, consider we don't know their story just yet.