Part of putting on my big girl panties is owning when I am wrong. It is part of the growth process. I can honestly say there was a time where I would lie my way out of an uncomfortable situation because it was the softer, easier way. What I thought was easier resulted in losing trust and eventually the friendship. The reality is relationships thrive on honesty. By not being honest or accountable, I not only hurt others, but I injure myself as well.
Today, I was able to own something that I did wrong. My actions were not intentional by any stretch of the imagination, but they were hurtful nonetheless. As a writer, I have to remember that while my words are meant to be helpful to others, I have to be mindful and thoughtful. If you have read my blogs, you know that I am very transparent and sometimes refer to actual situations to gain perspective all in an effort to be relatable . My goal for my blog is to not only provide a platform for me to express myself, but to share my experience, strength, and hope as well.
So, today was an opportunity for me to own my part. To be my authentic self in an attempt to nourish a significant relationship in my life. It is humbling and scary to be that vulnerable, but it is the only way that I can live today.