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The Importance Of The Journey

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The journey to finding yourself really isn’t an easy one. Self acceptance is hard at times. It’s a beautiful place to find yourself in. And it is possible to get there.
And honestly, I’m not really sure how to tell you when you’ve found yourself. I guess it’s a process you just feel, you just know. When you start accepting yourself you just know. You truly feel it.
In my personal opinion I feel finding yourself is a moment of contentment. A moment of pure love for yourself. A feeling of complete happiness with who you are and how far you’ve come. I guess that’s really the best way I can describe it. 
For everyone though, it is probably different. It’s not all the same process. I think some have it somewhat easier than others. Maybe they become content with them self earlier or sooner than some.
Some may even find themselves at a lot later time in their life. That is perfectly perfect and okay. 
My journey to myself has been a really rocky road. When they say you adjust your sails to go with the wind…I had to adjust my sails on so many occasions. 
I had so many bumps in my road. So many lessons learned. 
And for those lessons I am forever grateful. I’m grateful I had to learn the hard way in my adult years. I’m thankful I didn’t have it easy.
And if you don’t have it easy as well, it’ll be okay. I promise. You’re going to make mistakes. You’re going to mess up. Let’s face it, the journey of life is anything but perfect. And once you accept that, the easier it does get. As long as you learn from the lessons that are offered to you in life, than you’re headed the right way.
There are so many lessons. Learn from them. Take things away. If you’ve learned something from the things you go through in life, that is time not wasted and so completely meaningful.
I’m tough as nails now because of it. I won’t let anyone or anything hold me back or down. 
I’ve learned to love myself through it all. I’ve learned that their are a lot of people who want to see me fail. I use to get upset by this. I use to let it bother me. Now that I’m confident inside myself, it only motivates me to be a better person.
I know my journey isn’t over yet. And I am more than sure that more tough times will come. In those times though, I will go full force into it, with my head held high and my shoulders straight, and I will continue to find pieces of myself along the way. 
Your journey to yourself never truly stops. I believe you find yourself all at once but maybe not your complete self. That until you die, you will continue to discover things about yourself you, or anyone else didn’t know.
Life is about getting to know those around you as well as yourself. 
And I find that so very cool. I find it so awesome that we get to love ourself and get to know ourself.
I sure hope to goodness that this post doesn’t make me sound selfish. Because that’s not the point at all.
But a huge part of me, no, all of me, believes that loving and accepting ones self is one of the most important things that can happen in life. 
This is coming from someone who use to hate herself. Who use to want to crawl out of her own skin. Who wasn’t content and wasn’t happy with herself.
Like I said, my road was an extremely rough one. I’m here though, I’m surviving, I’m happier than ever. I am so beyond happy and content with myself. 
It is such a peaceful feeling when you do become content. You become comfortable in your skin. 
We grow up learning to accept others for who they are. I feel we aren’t taught enough to accept ourselves for who we are as well. 
You can’t truly love the world around you until you learn to love yourself. I know that is so cliche. But it is so true. 
If you’re in the middle of your journey and you’re still not sure who you are exactly. It’s okay. Take your time. The journey to finding yourself is a wonderful one. Learning about who you are is such a fun thing. And each time you discover something new, it’s almost freeing in a simple way.
Accept yourself as you were taught to accept others. Love those quirks about yourself. I know I do.
Thanks for reading,

Lex

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