Soul searching is scary. As I gain a deeper understanding of myself, my belief system, I realise just how many changes I need to make in my life.
I understand the importance of healthier interactions, relationships and environments. This makes me question whether I have ever really been true to myself, which floods me with guilt, shame and self-doubt. In all of this uncertainty, there is no comfort zone, but there is hope. And it’s in my desire to take responsibility, and to make amends with others and most importantly myself.
Yes, introspection and self-examination bring up difficult feelings and experiences that have been avoided for much too long. But I am reminded that it’s normal to feel discomfort when examining oneself and one’s life. And it’s through this process that I will overcome my limitations and evolve into a better version of myself.