I am me in the here and now.
I am my past from which I can never escape, nor do I want to.
I am my future in which I want to grow to be best me I can be. I recognise this is a well worn phrase, a cliche, but it’s true. I do want to be the best I can be. For me this means striving for continued personal development. Among other things, this means I want to develop my talents and potential, learn about myself, enhance the quality of my life, realise dreams and aspirations, help others and contribute to the universe.
Committing to personal development means I am willing to change. It means never giving up, putting myself in uncomfortable situations, experiencing challenge and taking risks. It also means looking after myself and meeting my needs. It means putting me first. This is not being selfish. It is being self aware. It is being where I want to be, doing what I want to do and being with who I want to be with. It is knowing wherever I am, whatever I am doing it is the right thing for me because it is only when I care for myself, can I care for others.
Attending to my personal development has led me to becoming a writer.
I dare to be a writer.
I dare to be me.
Day 8 – Kinlochleven to Fort William – 15 miles
The last day of my West Highland Way walk and the last (for now) of my ‘Dare to be’ reflections.
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