We are always capable of fundamental shifts within ourselves, be they instant, or long term, slow burns.
The self-worth game can be an ugly one. But, when we’re open to it, the lessons and learning reveal themselves readily enough.
Don’t settle. Tepid love is a timid heart. It won’t do you any good, nor your kids, nor the world (and it’s depressing to observe). Dare for great. Allow for awesome.
Vulnerability is a tricky thing.
We live in a society that has many convoluted ideas about what strength is, what power is, what courage is. We live in a society that thrives (well, subsists) on base function and emotional bargaining, manipulation, and underdevelopment.
So, vulnerability, as an adult, is a tricky thing.