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My ex and I have been able to do something rare and precious, but on that note I think this'll be the last time I call him my ex. We peeled away the layers of our once-was relationship and decided to maintain our incredible friendship. So instead of ex, instead of the old story, he's my friend. He knows me better than anyone else so I know that when I ask him for advice he'll either tell me "Yes! Go for it" or "You're a crazy person what is wrong with you." He gives me complete honesty. We met for lunch yesterday and I told him about a potential career opportunity and asked him what he thought. He said, "You are totally capable of this. You built a brand from the ground up and made it into something big." For a second I smiled, thinking wow whoever he's talking about man she's cool and then I realized he was talking about me. Me. I completely forgot that I built a brand from ground up. That from nothing I created something. From an idea I made an entire business. I've spent so much time and energy comparing myself (consciously and unconsciously) to others that I haven't taken enough time to see how far I've come. It's made me think about how much as humans we focus on our weaknesses instead of magnifying our strengths. And that's why it's important to have people in your life who love you and remind you how great you are when you might have forgotten, so that you can turn the telescope the other way and zoom in on how utterly amazing you are for getting this far. So maybe today or everyday we can make an effort to remind the people we love how amazing they are because in the hustle of life, it's possible they have forgotten