Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.George Bernard Shaw
One of Mike’s bartenders was in the store the other day. She didn’t stop and say hi because she said it looked like I was busy, but apparently when she got to the restaurant she had this to say to Mike:
“Your wife is so hot anymore. She looks fantastic, and she’s confident because she knows that she’s hot, and that makes her even hotter.”
That made me smile. But she’s not wrong. I feel more confident. And I feel more confident because I’m being truer to myself. I’m doing all of the things that I wanted to do for years, things that express myself and who I am. And I’m starting to look better physically than I have in years. I hadn’t realized how much I had folded in on myself between my weight going up and being at a job I absolutely hated, so I was generally miserable all of the time.
It’s amazing how circumstances changing can change your habits can change yourself.
And my mental health, on the whole, has been amazing. Sure, there was a minor thing at the end of June, but it was dealt with before it became a big thing. But it really is funny how feeling better about yourself can totally affect your mental health situation.
Yes, I’m more confident. Yes, I’m better able to handle stress. Yes, I feel more able to handle things that are thrown at me. And all of this, among other things, has had a very positive impact on my mental health. I feel better than I have in a long time.