The Ultimate Project

What if I told you I’m working on a project I’ll never finish?

Strange, right?

Well, it’s true.

The ultimate project: SELF-WORK.

You may be asking, what is, “self-work”.

Well, there’s no set-definition (seriously, try Googling it).

Instead, self-work, defined by the way I approach it, is an ongoing, never-ending phenomenon that enables personal and professional growth.

My first exposure to self-work was after I graduated high school.

Later that year, fresh out of a relationship and starting college, I found myself at a crossroad.

The groups I had identified with: volleyball teams, Model United Nations delegations…

the friends I had grown comfortable with…

were now a thing of the past.

At first, adjusting to the changes was difficult.

But then I found myself at peace and more self-aware than I had ever been.

I enrolled in yoga classes, I bought self-help books, heck I even cut my hair and got my nose pierced.

And suddenly, I had an “aha” moment.

I realized that from there on, I had the power to determine what kind of person I wanted to be.

Since then, while my yoga practice has faded but my self-help books remain sturdy on my dresser, I have drawn inspiration from podcast authors, TedTalk hosts, YouTubers, Instagram page owners, and many more while working on the ultimate project.

Self-work is something I value, quite frankly, more than anything.

Working on myself allows me to progress as an individual, a student, a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend, a friend, a coworker, etc.

By prioritizing self-work, I have hope that I will grow kinder to myself, others, and the world around me.

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