Self-acceptance is so important for all of us! I’m no exception. I keep setting the intention of consistently writing posts for this blog. But it just doesn’t seem to happen! Although I haven’t yet figured out why it doesn’t, I’m not ready to give up on myself — or on this blog.
I could waste a lot of time beating myself up! My self-talk could be full of negative messages about myself as a writer and blogger. What would it accomplish, though?
None of it would inspire me to sit back down and try again. I’m pretty sure that it would eventually lead me to stop doing the blog, and maybe even to decide that I’m not cut out to be a writer at all.
It seems to me that it’s much better to accept myself where I am at this time. I may not be where I want to be with consistency, but I feel good that I’m not giving up. I’m hoping that what I have to say has merit, even if my posts don’t always happen weekly.
I’m writing this to remind you (and me) that we’re all “works in progress!” We’re growing and changing daily, whether we recognize it or not. This comforts me, and I hope it will comfort you too. Our self-acceptance doesn’t mean that we stop trying to do better. It just means we can be more patient, kind, and gentle with ourselves, while we work on doing better.
Thank you all for your patience with me, and for your interest in this blog. I’m not going to make any promises about being more consistent from this day on, but I am going to promise that I’ll keep trying. Who knows, maybe someday it will happen, and then I’ll be so glad that I persevered!
Until next time,
Thinking of printing this out and posting above my desk. I’d enlarge it. Such nice words. Such a wonderful script for self talk. Thank you.
Thank you, Amy. I’m happy that this spoke to you. Self-acceptance is so important. Anything that helps us to be more kind, patient, and supportive with ourselves is sure to improve our well-being.