The Gift of Being Good Enough
I keep putting cruel authority figures in my life and letting them belittle me. Another attack tonight took me by surprise and left me running out of class in tears. When I don't listen to the whispers in my life, they throw bricks to get my attention and then a wall falls on my head. Okay, I'm listening. You can stop throwing bricks at me. I'm thoroughly bruised up. What are you trying to teach me? What lesson do I need to master?
These people are all authority figures and have actual power over my future, so their opinions are very influential. But I am not the same person I was a few months ago. I am tired of letting everyone else's opinions of me define who I am. The old me would have been devastated and symbolically ran away by quitting or dropping out. Then she would have shut down for several days and taken a few weeks to get back to being me. The new me just cried for a few minutes, raged for a few more and then looked for the lesson in all this.
I want this and I'm not going to let these people make me give up my dream. I don't need their approval. I am proud of who I am and what I have accomplished. I am good enough now...here...in this moment...just as I am. A wise woman.