Coming into my Own

I picked up a book tonight of some of my old writings.  It is amazing to look back on that.  To be able to see the growth and change that has occurred within me.  I used to be scared and afraid.  Blending into the background, not wanting to be seen.  Terrified of being inside my own skin.  Hiding behind the books I was reading.  

Over time I have grown into my skin and became comfortable with myself.  Confidence is growing inside me and with each passing day I am stronger and braver.  My creativity is flourishing and my dreams are expanding and I feel like I will be able to accomplish them.  

It is wonderful to know that hard work does pay off.  To be able to see and appreciate how beautiful life is.  And to have the ability to dream and make those dreams come true.  

It is easy to be nice to other's, and thank them for thing's they do for you.  However we rarely take the time to thank and appreciate ourselves.  I deserve a huge thank you.  For being so patient, for never giving up, for having the strength to keep going.  Life is not easy at times.  I pushed through it, I allowed myself to grow and develop.  To become the person I am today.  Thank you.  For allowing me to see my potential and to continue to reach that each day.