Edit Your Personal Narrative

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  1. annieemmy says:

    I love this. Such a great reminder. The words we speak and the thoughts we think DO have so much power. Not everyone realizes that…

  2. Shaina says:

    I randomly decided to get on here after almost eight months and this is the first thing I read. I needed this.

  3. “The words we choose to say to others have influence. The words we choose to say to ourselves have power.”
    This is SO true and you have given wise advice. Thanks

  4. kwally2014 says:

    Thanks for this, I feel inspired to try to have more positive thinking!

  5. On dday and the 4 days that followed, I did a lot of crying and begging. Literal begging, on the floor screaming and crying please dont leave me.. dont leave us.. I cant do this without you.. You made me promises!… (eyes watered up just remembering that)…. I remember him saying “betrayed, you’re stronger than this! You are better than this!” Annoyance in his voice and a twinge of anger… So, not that I think his opinion of me is written in stone to live my life by, BUT, I do gravitate to that now a whole lot. Because I am, better than this and stronger than this. Funny, how our own mind can be our worse enemy…

    Hey, so a quick update.. I went and got alternatively certified to teach in my state! I subbed since December and realize how much I loved it. Kinders my fave and I would love to do that.. I passed my tests and finished everything in about three months! Been super busy bettering me an worrying about and he is now more of an accesory.. I dont mean that wrong, I just dont know how to describe him in my life right now. (hmm I may have to write a post on this) But, accessory, he’s an added extension I like, but no longer feel like I would die without him, because Im stronger than that, and Im becoming happier with myself every day.

    • Thank you for sharing your update. So happy to hear you’re doing well and making strides towards the life you want! I love the idea of an accessory. Maybe even one that will be obsolete some day:)

  6. This is my first time visiting your blog, and I’m now a follower, I love your story and I love what you wrote. I keep a journal, and I noticed, reading back through it, how I really bog myself down with negativity. I am trying super hard to make an effort to stop, but really, it’s a battle. It is amazing how we are often kinder to strangers than we are to ourselves.

    • Welcome!

      We so are! I often coach people to write about themselves in the 3rd person to help eliminate the negativity. It works:) If you wouldn’t say it to your best friend, don’t say it to yourself.

  7. just yes, that is all. Just Yes.

  8. Liv says:

    I am such a believer in the power of “you”. If you want to change your life – you’re the one who has to do it! You can’t control anyone else – but you can control what you think and who you are. And if you act and live with integrity, that’s how the world will treat you.

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