I’ve done a lot in my lifetime. I have plenty of experiences, both good and bad. I’ve done things I am proud of and some that I am not. But I try to live my life with no regrets. Everything I’ve done, every action I’ve taken and every decision I’ve made has helped mold me into the person I am today. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
With that said, for everything I’ve done that I was not proud of, I have forgiven myself for. I’ve made mistakes, I have accepted them and I have learned from them.
I don’t think there is anything I have to forgive myself for. Aside from the mindless hours spent watching crappy reality television and Lifetime movies. I do, however, think that I need to cut myself some slack and ease up on myself. I’m way too hard on myself. I expect a lot from myself and from others. Sometimes too much. And I need to back off.
It is okay to have high expectations. But it is also okay to not be able to live up to them. We are only human. We cannot do everything. No one can. We try. I try. To cook. To clean. To be the perfect wife. To be the perfect daughter. And I often expect the same in return. But I have to let that go.
So, if we’re going to get technical…
I forgive myself for having expectations that are too high. And I want to give myself permission to relax and lay off a little.