I’ve made a lot of mistakes. It’s not the time to talk about those mistakes but someday I will. I realize that I push the mantra of your 20’s being a time to grow but what isn’t pushed is while you grow, you will also make mistakes, take wrong turns and you’re going to have to deal with the things that those lessons leave you with.
You can read all the self-help articles about forgiving yourself, guilt, moving on, realizing you have to commit to decisions you have made but let’s be honest, none of those really help you when you are struggling. They feel superficial and generic. You want actual help that gets you through the hard days. Reading words don’t help you when you are actually struggling with almost every single decision you have made.
I’ve seen the quote, “You Are More Than Your Mistakes” multiple times. It wasn’t until two days ago when I was really, really struggling with a lot of questions I had and decisions that I and will be making that I saw it. Something about it just stuck with me right then. You are MORE than your MISTAKES. It’s really a beautiful moment to realize that you aren’t your mistakes.