You Are More Than Your Mistakes

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. 

Crop top and skirt set for spring
Crop top and skirt set for spring
Crop top and skirt set for spring
Crop top and skirt set for spring

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. 


Crop top and skirt set for spring

Crop top and skirt set for spring
 Top: C/O Tulip ( very similar) (similar)
Skirt: H&M (similar ruffled) (similar)
Shoes: Target (similar) (similar with cutouts)
Bracelet: C/O Hello Cheeseburger (similar but studded) (similar)
Rings: Forever 21 (exact for under $5!
Lipstick: Laura Geller (exact)

I don’t know where you are in life but I really hope that this Monday you really able to breathe and let go of your mistakes. They don’t define you. They don’t define me. The lessons we learn, and our reactions, do shape our life story though. They are another layer but not a definition of who you or I are.