Be honest about the journey. If you hated it, you hated it. If you loved it, great. If you learned a lot and enjoyed the ups and downs, even better. But don’t get caught up in the idea of positivity that you forget to recognize that it’s normal to dislike certain aspects of the journey. It’s fine to love and be grateful for where you are now but also never want to do or go through what it took to get there again. Lean into the duality experiences bring and you’ll find that it’s better to be honest than trying to be positive about something that bothered you.

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Writer. Poet. IG: @shyrowel

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