From Maria -
I'm really in a moment that I have no idea where I'm going or want I want to do. I don't know if I want to keep living in Brazil because like my escape from the troubling moments was always to go somewhere else and have different experiences. But my therapist says it's not the thing to do right now. They say I should stay and face it and deal with it, but it's so hard. And it's so desperate not to have a goal. So, I really don't know… I really, really don’t know where I'm going or what I want to do it and I don't have much patience to be in this state for much longer. I really have no answers at the point.
From Meg -
I don't think that I, at least for me personally, have the same kind of vision for personal growth. Like I don't know when I'm like 75 percent self actualized, you know. But I think through that process of running a marathon, I guess once you hit the 20 mile mark in a marathon, you can reflect back on that and trick yourself into running more because you're just like, "All you have to do is one more mile". Like when I'm at that point I can't even think about six more.
I really have to break it into smaller pieces and so in that place and I'm just like "You've already done 20, you just have to do one more mile". And so, maybe that's the mentality that you have to take because you could be in a place where you don't know how many miles you have left, but it's just like "I just need to focus on this next chunk and I already have all this behind me".
From Michael -
It's like you don't actually realize the progress you're making and you kind of downplay it. So part of what I think is maybe a good diagnostic is looking back a little bit. I have this thing where I try to remember back to certain periods before a transformation happened and yeah, that emotional memory, recalling that. And sometimes it's embarrassing. Usually the emotion that comes up is a type of like general light shame I guess. Like, Oh my God, what was I doing? I can't believe I used to X, Y or Z. I used to show up that way. And I think that's good. I think that's probably one of the good parts of a diagnostic is to celebrate it.