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You Can Become the Person You Want to Be

This includes us - you and me. We need (and deserve!) our own kindness too.
This includes us – you and me. We need (and deserve!) our own kindness too.

The other day I caught myself saying these words out loud:

Today, I am so much closer than I ever have been before to becoming the person I want to be.


I seriously impressed myself.

Not just for having the guts and the honesty to state my truth, but also for recognizing that this IS the truth, and for being able to look at the past-present picture of me and predict such a positive future for myself.

I was all kinds of proud of myself for that. 🙂

But the real truth is, I can still remember a time in my life – many years in fact – when I honestly hated who I was.

I didn’t think I would ever turn out to be anybody worth being.

I looked for ways to help others to justify the space I took up….somehow assuming that if I didn’t “pay rent” on my life, it would be taken away and given to someone much more deserving.

Today I know that the real me – the me I thought I would never be able to be – has been inside me all along.

I wish I had known that earlier.

I wish I had known I would someday be proud to be who I am becoming.

I wish I had known I have had it in me all along.

So I am telling you now, here, just in case you don’t know this yet either. 

You totally CAN be the you that you want to be.

That person is inside you RIGHT NOW.

You are already that person – even as you strive and struggle and grow and fall and get up again and doubt and hope and try again…..

You are the amazing person you can only dream of being one day.

And I am so glad to know you!!

Today’s Takeaway: When you take a moment to review your life to date, do you ever allow yourself to stop and feel impressed by how far you have come? Do you honor yourself for your courage, your perseverance, your vision, your motivation, your insistence to “keep on keeping on” no matter what? 

p.s. this post is from the July edition of “Good News for Eating Disorders Recovery

You Can Become the Person You Want to Be

Shannon Cutts

Freelance writer. Author. Cockatiel, redfoot tortoise & box turtle mama.

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Cutts, S. (2019). You Can Become the Person You Want to Be. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 29, 2020, from


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