“stop. remember: you are still learning. you are better than you ever were before, but not the best you can possibly be. there is room to learn! and room to grow! and room to be closer to who you want to be just as there is room to fail.”
“healed, a.k.a. imperfect”
Fiction. Based on a True Life Journey
This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.
Trigger Warning: our program often motivates people to discuss their trauma. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, please, take a step back to address emotional flashbacks and trauma before continuing to push yourself. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at (1-800) 273-8255.
Imperfection has a bad reputation, but true warriors know that it represents healing and recovery.
He had been contending with the deep struggles of a troubled life, and the inclination to be perfect at all times became debilitating. He began to sink.
Perfection is overrated. Perfection is elusive. Perfection is unhealthy.
Realizing and accepting this truth liberated his body, his mind, and his soul. He began to soar.
He became a healed spirit, he celebrated his ethereal scars and imperfections. Scars and imperfections that no longer burned, no longer ached.