I didn't think I was important enough to be on my own priority list. Most of the time, I was waiting for life to give me an engraved invitation to participate... until I learned that no invitation was ever necessary.
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What happens when we desperately want a leading role but our character has a bit part? What happens when your view of who you are actually holds you back?
Are we adapting to anonymity by developing a thicker skin? Or are we getting more hurt than ever through new media?
Instead of being an engaged politico and perfectly polished, I was a disheveled and overwhelmed Momzilla. I was mortified and felt like a failure. Letting go of "perfect" has never been easy for me.
Almost all of our self-esteem beliefs are formed in the first six years of life as the result of interactions we have with our primary caretakers, almost always our parents.
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