I have been repeating those mantras to myself lately. Sometimes, I think of myself as broken and I want to fix myself. But I am not broken, and I don’t need to fix myself. I have problems and struggles–sometimes I get depressed. Sometimes I get distracted. Sometimes I don’t make great decisions. I may have problems and struggles, but I am not a problem or a struggle. I am a person, and for all my weakness, I also have strength.
My life has many good things in it. It’s mostly good, really. I don’t want to change everything. I don’t need to fix my life–it’s not perfect, and I can work on making it a little bit better. But my life isn’t broken. My life is beautiful and wonderful.