I'm a work in progress, constantly trying to make myself a better person. So when am I going to get it right? Probably never.
I like to think I have made improvements in my personality, and tweaked my day-to-day thinking, so it's more positive than negative. And I've experienced a run of days, weeks, sometimes even a few months when I'm feeling, 'Yes, I've finally got it together.' But then I wake up the next morning and everything seems to be jumbled and unclear again. Things about myself, that made me feel good the day before, suddenly they've turned on me. I see these traits through new eyes, and I realize I'm facing some of the same set of personality flaws I set out to correct a long time ago.
The picture I paint in my mind is one of a losing battle, but then I acknowledge that's not reality either. The truth is, at least for me, I'll always be a work in progress. So I've decided to stop looking at starting over again as a failure, but instead be thankful I have the opportunity to begin again, any time, any morning I choose.
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