Real Happiness

I feel like I’ve undergone a massive transformation.

The last few years have been a period of constant evolution, going from a young adult to a grown woman in a rapid span of time.

I’ve made a lot of mistakes.
I’ve hurt people.
I’ve hurt myself.

It’s been a learning experience for me, and for many of those around me.

Having pulled through one of the darkest, most painful periods of my life, I can honestly say I’ve never been happier than I am right now. The last few months have been eye-opening. I’ve rebuilt and strengthened relationships, I’ve forgiven and received forgiveness, I’ve experienced deep professional and emotional fulfillment, and I’ve found my true calling despite years of insecurities in my abilities.

I didn’t know I could feel this way. I wish I had seen the light at the end of the tunnel sooner, so I could have ran for it weeks months before. I could have ended this pain sooner, I could have found myself earlier.

But no regrets. The dark period reminded me why I need the light. The pain reminded me how beautiful love and acceptance can be. When I stopped trying to please someone else, I remembered how to please myself.

Real happiness feels good.

~ Victoria Elizabeth

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