Yes, Miss Science Nerd and Obsessive Fact Checker is going a little granola just for a minute. (Go ahead, Nellie, lemme have it.) I want to clarify my perspective and I did a few exercises that I thought might help me break things down. They did. A few realizations:
#1: I really do a lot of negative thinking and self-criticism.
#2: I can choose not to.
#3: When I spell out what I want to do with my life in concrete, clear terms, none of the things I want are outrageous or unattainable. Oh, and without planning it at all, I wrote exactly ten things. How tidy. Here they are:
I want to do good work I can be proud of.
I want to be self-sufficient, debt-free, and financially secure.
I want to live a life of peace and progress.
I want to be brave enough to fully engage with people and have more meaningful connections.
I want my talents and energy to benefit others as much as possible.
I want to forgive those who hurt me.
I want to trust people enough to let them see who I truly am.
I want the strength to be able to look others straight in the eye and be willing to see them for who they are.
I want to feel worthy of success, and confidently embrace new opportunities and experiences.
I want to be able to trust more, relax more, and be less of an obstacle to my own progress.