The Thoughts Of A 20-Something On: Growth

When beginning to write this post, I thought I’d turn to Google. Just to see what came up if I searched “how you can grow”. The results made me laugh. They all contained links to advice for how to grow taller.

Not exactly what I wanted. This made me realise that perhaps the subject of growth is just too unique for us to generalise. Which was actually the original plan for this post. I was planning on writing about how we see growth. To go into detail on how we all grow in unique ways and how each of our versions of growth are so different. But it's for those reasons that I decided to go about this differently. So instead, I thought I'd reflect on this month's theme by talking about my personal growth so far, and how I want to grow in the future. I'm sure some of these will relate to you. I hope they will inspire, help and encourage you to continue growing on your own path, in your own unique way.

How I've Grown So Far

I've grown to be comfortable with who I am.

I've grown to be able to trust those people who are important in my life.

I've grown to learn that family will always be number one, over everything else - including work.

I've grown to be able to fully trust my first instincts.

I've grown to know that I should never keep things inside of me. There is always someone I can go to.

I've grown to learn to know when someone means what they're saying.

I've grown to learn that sometimes the most powerful thing can be to say nothing at all.

I've grown to learn to follow my head sometimes, but my heart most of all.

I’ve grown to learn that everything happens for a reason – although you probably won’t know the reason.

I’ve grown to learn that those people who try so hard to be the centre of attention never will be.

I’ve grown to learn that the people who put on a false front will always be found out.

I’ve grown to learn that being an introvert isn’t a bad thing.

And on a lighter note, I’ve grown to learn that you can tell exactly what your cat is thinking by how she looks at you.


How I Want To Grow In The Future

I want to grow to be comfortable in my thinking, and not let the voice in the back of my mind take over.

I want to continue to grow in believing my loved ones when they praise me.

I want to grow to believe in myself more, and my capabilities.

I want to grow to have faith in the career path I'm on.

I want to grow to continue to believe that I have the power to make my own choices.

I want to continue growing to believe that my body is strong - that will always be more powerful than skinny.

I want to grow to learn that I am not wasting my time even though I know I’m not in the place I’m supposed to be.

I want to continue growing to learn that my beginning isn’t everyone else's beginning.

I want to continue growing to be able to reach out and ask people for help.

I want to grow

to know that I am capable of achieving what I want to achieve.

 

I'd love to know, how have you grown so far? How would you like to grow in the future? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.


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Holly Suttongrowing, growth, life