How do you know that you’re growing, recovering and healing if there’s no measuring stick?
Hi Vickee. What a creative and useful approach to tracking your growth over the years! I bet many people would benefit from reviewing their journals and being on the look-out for indicators of growing wellness, like having fewer panic attacks or fewer instances of self-punishing or self-diminishing judgments. You seemed to have found a well-grounded hopefulness, without denying that life is often so hard. Your article is prompting me to reflect on how I might see and give myself credit for “small wins” in my inner life over the last few years. Thank you.