Growing pains sometimes hurt but if you surrender and just feel all of the emotions that come with change you will come out on the other side stronger. The hardest part for me has been to not allow those experience to harden my heart. The thorns we grow protect us from pain, but if we don’t shed them from time to time the thorns we once used to shield us will be the very thing that suffocates our spirit. As they harden we will become bitter and resentful of others and in turn we will stop growing.. stop feeling and stop loving. They will stomp out our humanness. This year has been full of growing pains for me, I’ve lost friends who at one time meant the world to me and I’ve lost touch with the very things that I love the most about myself. It took me a while to understand that those pains were actually my heart tearing open, forcing me to feel the things I wouldn’t allow myself to see. The inevitable changes that I knew i needed, but held onto for too long for the sake of old comforts. Thorns are necessary but so are roses. Find the balance and you will blossom.
Have you experienced growing pains this year? Tell me about them, I’d love to hear the stories you guys have to share. Being vulnerable is hard but it makes you into something so resilient not even the toughest thorns can stop your growth. #growthroughwhatyougothrough