Who Was That Person?

A story about becoming…

Have you ever caught your reflection and marveled at how much you’ve transformed? That old version of you seems like a distant memory, doesn’t it?

That’s how it felt to me.

I’ve evolved into a better version of myself. And I’m not done yet; the journey of self-improvement is ongoing.

Keep in mind, no one does it alone. We all need a helping hand.

The push to change often comes from tough times. When others doubted me, it only stoked the fire within to prove them wrong. I refused to be the person who wallowed in sadness and anger.

The most significant support were my friends. They saw the struggle, provided a steady stream of encouragement, and stood by me when I wavered. Their reminders of my progress were my beacon of hope.

To anyone facing challenges or doubting their ability to change: hold on. It does get better, much better. But it’s also true – it may get worse before it gets better.

You might feel like giving up, believing that change is beyond reach. But remember Randy Pausch’s words: “The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want something.” They’re not barriers; they’re tests of determination. Look up Randy Pausch if you don’t know who he is.

Stay the course, and eventually, you’ll look back at your former self with wonder, barely recognizing that person. If you don’t give up, one day when you see your reflection, you’ll ask yourself, “Who was that person?”

And when that moment comes, you’ll recall this re-assurance: it’s all part of the journey.

Keep moving forward.

©️2024 Suzette Seveny


One response to “Who Was That Person?”

  1. Rita Beechey Avatar
    Rita Beechey

    Love it. And it is so true for both of us.

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