Monday, December 7, 2009
I have been learning assertiveness nearly on a daily basis lately. I've had a lot of personal stuff go on the past few days and I remind myself constantly to continue to stand up for what I believe I deserve. It's empowering. It's also kind of funny (to me, anyways). I've always been a very strongly independent person, always doing my own thing and it just seems kind of funny that after so many years there is still room for growth (I know this is rhetorical, but making a point). I've almost gotten tired of 'growing' lately (it's emotionally exhausting) but I know it's for a good cause. I'm a better person because of it. I just view it a little differently. They tell us we "find ourselves" and learn to assert ourselves in our 20's. You start to really define who you are. Then I was told in my 30's you're comfortable with who you are and you get to enjoy life more. I felt that more at 30 than I do now. I almost feel I'm still learning and it's my 20's all over again. I know we learn lessons at a time for a reason (and when we're ready for them) and I need to keep reminding myself of this.