By Mattie Murrey-Tegels
In honor of Valentine’s day, I’m sharing a poem I wrote that reminds us our goals are reached when we start with self-compassion; when we start with love and awe for ourselves and the lives we want to create.
They say that only 2% of people who set their goals, actually reach their goals. This goes for large life-changing goals from breaking free and staying free from abusive relationships, to finally reaching long-standing weight loss goals, to liberating financial freedom.
I am the 2%
I am part of the 2% that survives and thrives.
I am someone.
I am someone not to be denied.
I am someone not to be underestimated.
I am someone not to be brushed aside.
I am someone not to be discouraged.
I am someone not to be dismissed.
I am someone that will overcome.
I am someone that will persevere.
I am someone that will rise above and move on.
I am someone that will fulfill her dreams and have the life she wants.
I am someone that will set my goals and work slowly and diligently towards them.
I am someone that will arrive in heaven with a large smile on my face with a life well-lived.
I am someone.
I am the 2% that makes it.
Why me? Someone has to be the 2% that actually does survive and thrive.
So instead of asking, “why me?” I ask myself, “Why not me?”
Please read this and know I’m thinking, “why not you, SLP!?”