Six years ago to the day I sat down and poured my heart out in an emotional post. I was exhausted, hopeless, feeling stuck, and considered by society's standards as "obese".
I talked about how I was working at a place that exhausted me, I worked third shift with two young children and their father worked first shift. It was difficult for me to justify having a sitter while I slept, so I didn't.
I had already begun my photography business but it was no where near lucritive and I didn't believe I could support my family on that income.
My then self didn't know that only four months later, I would quit a job that paid me over $15.00 an hour and put my soul in to a career as a photographer.
And she would have never thought it would actually pan out and that one day she would not only be helping support her family with her business but would end up supporting a family of five by herself with that business.
Seeing the words I wrote then confirms my belief that everything will come full circle and before you know it you'll be looking back on the person you once were wishing you could give her a glimpse of your future, but understanding she needs to take the journey.
This realization comforts me in today or any day in the present in which I feel any sense of failure or hopelessness. Knowing there's a future version of me, a woman who will have grown from now until then, who will look back on today thinking how much she's grown, is oddily comforting.