Over a month ago, I purchased the book Getting Past Your Breakup. The book is a step by step guide to turning a break up into a time for self-discovery. Many of us are doomed to continue repeating past mistakes unless we recognize them and take steps to change our habits. For me, it seems that I keep picking the same man over and over. I find the broken man in hopes of fixing him and making him happy.
One thing the book has taught me thus far is that I have to love me and feel confident in my choices before moving to the next man (or mistake). I have discovered so many strengths I never knew I had.
I am more than capable of making decisions for myself.
I am a loving, giving person.
I am smart.
I am beautiful.
I am caring.
I have achievable goals.
I can take care of me.
My life is complete (without a man).
There is so much more I've learned about myself, but I won't bore everyone with the details. Well, there is one more thing. I am ridiculously happy. My life is good. I have some of the most wonderful friends in the universe. My family is fantastic. I am surrounded by love and support. The book has really opened my eyes to the blessings (good things) in my life. When I was with the ex-fiance, I didn't notice. I was working so hard to be what he wanted me to be that I didn't see there were those who loved me as I was.
Learning to be true to me and my beliefs has been a difficult lesson, but so worth the time and effort. I can honestly say, I love me and I love my life.