You will be remembered differently by different people, because they may not be there to see your evolution. Your reputation may have moments you wish to not remember, and the only solution is growth. You cannot change the past, or convince people you’re a better person. You can only show up each day and use the lessons from your past to shape a better version of yourself. Your actions speak louder than your words. Who you are today is directly affected by who you were back then. And guess what, none of us are perfect, so we have all experienced this in some way.
I want to take a second to thank the people who have the courage to share my faults with me. I grow because you help me see where I can improve. I want to thank the people who remind me that I am worthy and capable of being better than I was yesterday. I also grow because you don’t let me give up when I feel inadequate. Let’s continue to be resilient, growth focused, but most of all kind to ourselves through the process.