Depending on our parents, each of us as an individual will grow differently. As a child, I was never encouraged to make decisions, they were always being made for me, so I didn’t have a chance to grow emotionally.
And although I was holding down a job from the age of 18, I didn’t feel ready to ‘take on the world.’ It was when I moved on with my life at the age of 25, that things slowly began to change for me. It was like being thrown in at the deep end without being taught to swim.
I had to teach myself how to think, how to be independent and how to make decisions. As I slowly began to learn, I began to grow and change certain aspects of my life. My focus and priorities began to change for the first time. I found a voice in me that I never knew I had and for the first time I started to look at my life differently.
But it’s important we begin to alter our thinking and change our attitude towards the people that played their part in our life. In my own case, and as a consequence I slowly began to put space between me and my earlier life, and that helped me emotionally grow.
I believe in putting space between us when we have to. Having our own space is massively important because it allows us to renew with a more positive outlook.