I thought I was strong, I’m not.
I have my family to protect me.
I thought I could do it alone, I can’t.
I’ve learned to reach out and ask for help.
I thought, I was clever, but as that lady in Game of Thrones says, I know nothing.
I want to always be learning, and to never consider I know it all.
I thought I was healthy. My mind and body are in poor shape.
I drive myself too hard.
I thought I’d be a good Dad, but I spend too much time away from my kids.
I’m trying to give them what I never had.
I thought I’d be there for them, but I’m always working.
I’m blessed, I love my job.
I thought I was patient, but I’m short, and snappy.
I need to get more sleep!
I thought I was kind and generous, but I’m afraid for myself.
I must overcome.
I thought it would be easy, but life is hard.
I have to be kind to myself.
I thought I’d have won by now, but I can’t see when the battle will be over.
I must remember it’s about ‘the taking part’.
I thought I was brave, but I’m scared, a lot of the time.
I finally have learned, I can’t do this without the people I love, and who love me back.