It’s Okay

Maybe you will never get back to the person you used to be.

But maybe that is okay. Maybe that is something to celebrate, something to embrace, because who you were is a version of yourself that exists in the past. A version of yourself that didn’t go through the heartbreak or the hardship; a version of yourself that did not have to navigate all of the ways in which life was trying to weather it. Who you were is a version of yourself that didn’t have to fight their way out of the dark, that didn’t have to deal with the things that caused change to crack without the soul of you – and those things transform a human being.

Maybe you will never bee reintroduced to that version of yourself. Maybe you will never get back to who you were. Maybe that version of yourself has evolved, had grown, into who you were meant to be at this moment of time. Maybe you have to lay down that expectation, maybe you have to release that comparison, and instead, maybe you have to trust in the lessons, and the ways in which the world has asked you to stretch towards your becoming. Maybe you have to stop looking backwards.

Molting is the process by which a snake routinely casts off its skin to facilitate new growth, and sometimes life forces you to do the same. Sometimes, life challenges you to shed relationships, and ideals and the old versions of yourself that no longer serve you. So when you feel like you are not the same person, when you feel like you are not the same person, when you feel like you have unraveled, like you have evolved into someone you do not recognise, maybe that is something to honour. You have transitioned, you are transformed, and life will ask you to do so time and time again as you journey through it. Do not fear you evolution. Claim it.

22 Comments Add yours

  1. sonalime1009 says:

    Such a nice post πŸ˜‡
    Beautiful πŸ˜‡

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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  2. Moonshine says:

    Another timely post, 很ε₯½οΌGreat!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. Glad you liked the post.

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  3. A beautiful motivation – thank you πŸ€—

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome

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  4. Reblogged this on Celeste Hattingh – Kindness Evangelist and commented:
    A beautiful motivation…..

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog.!

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  5. Elle says:

    The snake analogy is perfect. But I’ve become a lioness. Or, actually, more like a lion. Cuz I’m a loner. Perpetually cranky, don’t talk much, saunter around my territory looking for intruders, send a threatening growl/paw swipe when I find one, strong boundaries (that took over 50 years!), and VERY pissy when I’m hungry. And DO NOT pull on my tail or poke me. Dang it, humans!! If you don’t want trouble, don’t mess with a wild critter!! πŸ˜‚πŸ’

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  6. sundaewrites says:

    I love it , we are continuously evolving and that is a good thing 😊

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    1. GS says:

      Yes and we should not fear change

      Like

  7. jas.laurier says:

    Wow just Wow, this resonates so profoundly..

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post.

      Like

    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Hope you have a great day!! πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸŽπŸŒΉ

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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      1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŒΉ

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  8. This is what I needed and it happened to be the first thing I saw after waking up. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. GS says:

      Awesome sauce. I am glad you came across this post.

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