I made a mistake today at work. That sucked. And I carried that shame with me all day, letting it cripple me and change me into someone I'm not. I'm posting this because we ALL make mistakes and the fact is that we have to let go of them; we HAVE to grow and rise above them. Here's to the solidarity of the personal growth we all experience!
Be Gentle With Yourself. You are going through a lot. Don't make it worse by treating yourself harshly. You carry a great sadness in your heart and it has deepened you. Instead of fighting it, accept it. Pain has changed you and you need to readjust the way you see and treat yourself.