Forgive my absence as of late, I have found myself silenced by the voices of the opinions of others around me. My voice as a writer is still undefined but it is MINE. It is my journey, my thoughts, my work, and my heart on a post, paper, and anything in between. I am trying to focus on the fact that this is my personal journey and no one else’s. The voices of others are only half the road ahead. I know there will be critique but ultimately the only opinion of my work that matters is my own. If I push myself and put my all into something and remain satisfied with my personal success then that’s all I can really ask for.

I decided to do a cleansing post. I know it sounds a little bit weird but I feel that if I address all of my flaws followed up by my strengths I can gain a little prospective. No human is perfect in any journey and it is important to embrace the good and the bad qualities in your personality; each side is just as important in the composition of your being. Own your flaws, own your strengths and never let anyone tell you differently.

I am going to do this in the formation of “I AM”. The “I am” affirmations brought to light by Tony Robbins truly fascinate me. However, instead of just focusing on the positive I am going to address my whole being. I AM a work in progress; I feel like that needs to be said first and foremost before I go down the list.

The flaws:

I AM needy…
I AM clingy…
I AM stubborn…
I AM a masochist…
I AM prideful…
I AM controlling…
I AM possessive…
I AM jealous…

The strengths:
I AM strong both mentally and physically…
I AM smart…
I AM grateful…
I AM AWESOME…
I AM healthy…
I AM a good listener…
I AM capable of anything when I put thought to it…
I AM polite…

And most importantly, I AM ALIVE to be a work of imperfections consistently getting better and failing every day to learn, to grow and carry out the plan that God above has for me. I know this post can seem a little self-deprecating but I felt like I really needed to take the good and bad and embrace it. I hope to write more and keep my mind clear and positive along the way.