Following the end of my degree I’ve had some time to think and reflect…one of the things that have been going through my mind is the need for me to be intentional and proactive. Thinking through my years at University I found that there were some things that I thought I could have done differently and better, one of which was being more proactive.
I remember coming into University and being so fresh and new that I was so much more timid and lacking the confidence that I have now gained towards the end of the journey. So much so that my lack of confidence actually hindered me from pursuing less opportunities, from talking out and from making new friends and talking to different people at the start. It’s so weird to think back and see where I’ve started from but it’s so nice to compare and see that I’ve grown and to realise that I actually like myself and the me that I have become, so much more than I did in the past. As well as this, there are so many insecurities that God has helped me to fix and has removed. He has so removed them from me that even when I think back on the fact that these things used to be my insecurities, it actually makes me laugh and the disconnect between the me in 2015 and the me in 2019 is so real and vast.
I definitely know now that the way I was 3 to 4 years ago is not the way that I am now and I thank God for that so much. I have so grown in my understanding of myself and who I am that the next time an opportunity comes my way I will be encouraged and able to take it on, knowing that by the grace of God I have the ability to do well at it and succeed. The way everything has come together has really blown me away and affirmed to me that God is working in my life, in my heart and around me. On top of that, it also acts as a comfort to me that God’s got me; and that although I can’t see it now, God is doing something great that is much better than my current condition and I’m grateful.
So… what have you learnt about yourself in the last few years, and what would you change if you had the chance and were able to? Let me know in the comments.
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Also… big up to the pic (it’s been a while since I’ve had a pic in my blog, right?!)!