A lot of things can happen in one year, 3 years, even 5 years. Over the past several years, I have found a common denominator. I was seeking life balance... From work, my marriage, loved ones, and yes, even my health.

I have stated it many times, and this time is no different. Do yourself a favor and keep yourself in good company; surround yourself with supportive people. I have individuals in my life who will have me at my best and at my worst. They love me when I am unable to love myself, and they remind me that I have to give myself grace.

I have also come to the conclusion that I must define my own standards to have peace of mind. I have to let go of comparison and what society leads us to believe is necessary in order to achieve happiness. By trying to set myself free,  I have been able to reevaluate the things I need to make me happy. 

By going through this process, I have been able to spend time with the ones I love most, relish in the moments that matter most, and I continue to become more comfortable with the person I am. I am even more excited to witness the growth of the person I am destined to be.

You may not be where you want in your career, love life, or even personal life. But just remember: you have to give yourself grace. And before you know it, you will be exactly where you need to be.

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