Revisiting last night's blog re: the comment about being formerly a "disheveled mess." I have to give my coach a bye on this one because his role in my life is to be the straight shooter. It's nothing I have asked him to do, it is just his natural way.
While being seen by me as a left handed compliment of sorts, it was still kind of a compliment. and in his defense, yeah, I suppose I was a disheveled mess. Sometimes the truth hurts, but sometimes you still have to hear it.
My hubby (of 12 yrs.) is not one for compliments either. The only time I can remember him saying something about my hair (for instance) was when we were dating, and he blurted out, "What have you done with your hair?" in a horrified tone when I came home from the salon. ha ha. (true story).
The best takeaway from this is that all people play different roles in our lives. Some are naturally attuned to changes, and will notice a slight difference in appearance. Others are cheerleaders, or devils' advocates, or just friends...as long as it all comes from a place of respect, it is all good. No harm no foul.
I appreciate my coach's point of view, because he is never going to tell me something just for the sake of saying it. I know that I count on what comes out of his mouth, even if I might balk at it.
I have been taking a very hard look at myself in the last few months, and I have made some significant changes. I continue to improve myself, and my attitude right along with it. I feel like despite obstacles, and some difficult challenges, I am bursting at the seams in happiness, and finding my true self under all these layers again.
I am proud of the progress I've made, and will continue to make. Change is a beautiful thing,