This social media butterfly hasn’t felt so social lately because she had a tough month due to the breakup of a relationship that she thought would be forever and the unfortunate parting of ways wiith certain friends during a breakup. As a result, she’s been taking a really long hard look at herself and working on fixing things personally and professionally¬† – sometimes a personal crisis can serve as the catalyst for making real, positive, major changes to your life and show you who is really there for you.

I’m trying to find the silver lining in all of this, which is really hard sometimes especially when “the end” to something wasn’t your choice, but there is a lesson to be learned from every bleak situtation and if you don’t learn from your mistakes, you won’t be able to grow. I’ll be brutally honest here that I don’t always think before I act or speak. I also don’t always realize the impact of my actions or accept responsibility for them. I’m now making necessary changes so I don’t lose important people in my life.

This can happen to anyone at any age and level because we are all human and we all make mistakes. To err is human, right? No one is perfect, and it’s so important to remember that in the context of things especially when life seems dark. I’m thinking about the consquences of my actions and how to ensure that I never make these mistakes again. I’m also trying to forgive myself and not dwell on it too much so that I can still meaningfully contribute at work and be a good friend and family member.

I love this image because it says that mistakes are opportunities to learn and improve. I am determined to never make these kind of mistakes again if I have the good fortune to find someone who cares for me half as much as my last partner did. I know that I am evolving and will become a better version of me, and I wish you all the ability to look inwards and learn from your mistakes too.