I'm about to head to Manchester for a 20 year reunion with my friends from University. I'm excited to go back to the city, and catch up with old friends. I'm also aware of a feeling of trepidation creeping in. It made me stop and evaluate what that feeling means.
When I look back to my time at University, I know that I now paint a certain picture in my head of how fun it was, how many friends I had, and many good, happy memories. That's because I have decided to tell it that way to myself. That's the way my unconscious mind has stored the images and feelings associated with my time studying (amongst other things!) in Manchester. I know that I wasn't always happy though, I know I often felt lonesome or frustrated with my course. I know I had moments of depression and doubt about what I was doing with my life. It's just that it doesn't serve me now to tell that story.
The thing is, we store our past in ways that suit us, whether we realise it or not. The way you tell your story is up to you.
I know that as I plan for my weekend, I hope to find that I am a better version of the person I was back then. I hope to see the successes and achievements I have made., and how far I've come. I realise that the parts I disliked about my time in Manchester gave me the fuel towards changing my life and moving towards my dreams.
What story could you tell about yourself in a more positive light?
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