I spoke up for myself yesterday, and I’m glad I did. There are times when I feel disrespected by my dad, and usually I change my way of thinking about it rather than say anything, but I felt the need to finally speak up. I did it in a calm and reasonable way.
I’m finding that self-improvement means coming around full circle, and approaching similar situations in a different, hopefully better way. Then things can evolve and grow. Improvement is part of the natural order.
As much as anything, my growth as a person has been about discovering who I truly am, and unflinchingly looking at the fear that seems to be lurking in the shadows. I don’t blame anyone for my fears. It’s up to me to make peace with myself.