Look How Far You’ve Come

Lately I’ve been looking back on how far I have come in general, whether it is blogging, my mental health, my weight loss journey, or anything to be honest, I am looking at how far I’ve come. Sometimes reflecting and looking back at your journey isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it is actually a good thing. People say don’t look back but you can learn so much from looking back on your journey.

I’ve looked back over the last few years and I am looking at my journey and thinking, I don’t recognise that person. Not in a bad way thinking oh my gosh I am completely unrecognisable, but because I have become a much stronger person!

Change isn’t always a bad thing, I have talked about it before (here) as I have learned so much but sometimes you have moments when things are tough and you don’t realise how far you have come, how much you have grown and how much of an incredible person you truly are.

On days when you feel like you haven’t grown or you haven’t improved, take a moment, look back.

It can be small things like, you’ve grown in confidence, you have improved on a skill or you just feel like you are becoming the person that you wanted to be when you were a kid.

Lately especially with my mental health lately, even though I still struggle quite a lot, I’m in a better place. I’m proud that I have managed to be off my medication for over a year now, my blog has grown so so much over that time & I feel like the overall feel of my blog has just grown.

There is an important reason to this post, and I promise you that I’m getting to the point.

Sometimes your journey and your accomplishments have already happened though, when you’re going through life, sometimes you can ridiculously critical of yourself.

I know myself I put a ridiculous amount of pressure on myself because I want to be the best I can ever be, but do you know what? You need to take a minute, you need a moment to chill.

Take a moment to appreciate your journey, take a moment to look back and see everything you have done, everything that you have created, everything that you have overcome.

When you’re in the moment it is hard to see what is happening, but now you have a chance to look back!

Appreciate it, be proud of yourself.

You’re an incredible human being and you should never forget that ever!

How far have you come lately? Have you overcome anything? Let me know in the comments!

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8 Comments

  1. 20/10/2017 / 2:00 pm

    Lovely read! So true, sometimes we have to look back to see truly see how far we have come/changed xx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      22/10/2017 / 1:02 pm

      I think we all need a little reminder sometimes that we have come so far and have done so much! xxxx

  2. 20/10/2017 / 4:41 pm

    Such a lovely post aime, you are so strong and so brave xxxx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      22/10/2017 / 1:02 pm

      Thank you so much angel that means the world to me! xxxx

  3. 23/10/2017 / 10:09 am

    I agree with this so much – sometimes we get so caught up in thinking about where we should be, that we forget to look at where we’ve come from – and how far! x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      24/10/2017 / 9:05 am

      I totally agree, we have all grown so much and I think sometimes the journey can be so emotional we forget! xxxx

  4. 26/10/2017 / 6:10 pm

    Hi Amie, I really enjoyed reading this, thank you for sharing. It’s made me feel so positive. I’ve also been on a weight loss journey, currently on a mental health journey and most recently started my blog. It makes me appreciate how far I’ve come and excited to find out what comes next. I love being able to find inspiration posts like this which give me a little happiness boost.

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      27/10/2017 / 7:58 am

      I’m so glad that this made you feel positive angel! That is the thing that is so important to me! Always here if you need a little support! xxxx