Time to Say Goodbye

Embracing My New Self

Aga Byrczek
Clear Yo Mind

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Recently, as part of my journey through therapy, my psychologist assigned me a deeply personal and introspective task. The homework was simple in its instruction yet profound in its impact: to say goodbye to my old self. This exercise has been both cathartic and enlightening, allowing me to reflect on the past and embrace the present with a renewed sense of purpose.

The last five years have felt like enduring an earthquake, flood, and tsunami all at once, leaving my life turned upside down. A lot has happened, and I am not the same person I used to be. Nevertheless, I still think about my old self, I miss who I used to be, and subconsciously, I want that person back. This will not happen. So, it is time to say goodbye.

Dear old self,

I admired you, I learned so much from you, and I miss you. Looking back, there is not just one old self, there are many versions. Each one was amazing in their own way, and there was something special in every version of you.

I miss them because my life has changed. I got this invisible illness that limits me and my daily routines. It makes me disabled, although it is hard to admit and accept. I used to be a person who could handle everything; challenge was my first name. I was dynamic, smart, effective, and had a huge passion for everything…

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Aga Byrczek
Clear Yo Mind

I write about social issues, mental health, fat phobia and micro aggressions. My mission is to raise awareness by writing ✊🏼 www.agabyrczek.eu