Future Me Thanks Past Me
I started thinking about the past, present and future. We can't allow our past to determine our present and prevent our future. We all have a past story. That past story is making us better people in our present and allowing us to grow to determine what we want in the future.
Am I the only one who looks back and wonders how you survived and how you are so optimistic about the future because you are taking the time to work on yourself in the present?
I could go on for days about my past experiences but I make the choice to share the condensed cliff note version. I am not the same person. Experiences and situations change us. I think it is a good thing if we find the inner strength and courage to rise up from the ashes of bridges burned and create a new path, a new way, a new story, a new future.
I don't know who exactly needs to hear this but I am damn certain someone needs to. Leave the past in the past. Live in the present and look forward to your future. Our stories fuel us to make the next chapter in our life better than the one before it. I know my future self is waiting for me with love to give and love to accept. In the present, I am teaching myself grace and peace and determination to reach the next phase.
We are stronger than we may sometimes think we are. Every choice we make leads us to this moment we are in and our set of next choices will lead us to our future. My goal today is to make the correct choices to lead me to my better tomorrow.