Do you ever shiver thinking of the challenges you’ve overcome?
I mean, when I recall or am reminded of the hardships we faced in our lives – I cannot even believe we survived it. It’s like, there was a clone who went through all of these horrid experiences and then suddenly it’s us today. All new and with no (visible) traces of agony.
Do your very own past struggles seem so alien to you now – that you can’t relate to yourself? Sure, some memories fade. It’s not just about that. It’s not about faint memories you can’t remember. It’s about how you can’t imagine – you – the same you you see every day in the mirror- emerged alive from those seemingly never-ending struggles and daylight horrors of a dysfunctional family (or whatever you defined as hell.)
Sometimes, a sort of arrogance refuses to acknowledge or even recall those adversities. You, who are today quite accomplished, don’t think back too much about your past, your humble and boring beginnings.
Here’s a reminder to self when feeling lost. You’ve come so far. Look back for a moment, You survived (what you thought was) the worst. It’ll be a shame to give up now.