Growth is Always Enough
Growth is underrated. It’s a beautiful thing. You know what I love about it? It’s positive. There’s no timetable for growth. Everyone’s growth comes from different parts of themselves, at different times in their lives and it looks absolutely different for everyone.
At some point in my life I’ve struggled with not being enough at something. Not being tall enough, thin enough, smart enough, caring, a good enough friend, loud, quiet, black, white, strong, weak, if you can struggle with it, I probably have too. I’ve been sad. I’ve been happy. I’ve been somewhere in between. But lately what I’ve tried to do is instead of focusing on not being “enough”, focus on meeting myself where I’m at. Improvement. Baby steps. Growth. Growth is always enough.
I thank God I’m not the person I used to be. And in five years I’ll probably say the same thing. That’s the beauty of life. Our lives are fluid and ever-changing, and they aren’t built in a single day. We waste so much time trying to build the perfect life when the truth is, just like I-75, the construction is never done. To keep growing and changing and evolving into a better version of ourselves is what we’re called to do.
I’m so thankful for the person I’ve become. I can look back and measure my success. I can feel how different I am. Friends who knew me then comment on who I am now. And if you think you knew me then, let’s meet again, because she is long gone. Watching people grow and change is a beautiful thing and I think we should all appreciate each other’s growth a little bit more.
So if you’re waiting on someone to change, or if you yourself are waiting on making a change: my advice to you is be patient. Remember there’s no one way to change. There’s no timetable for change. Meet them where they’re at and go from there.