For myself, I grew up being very aware of what was going on around me. I learned very quickly how people reacted to things. But the thing is, I have always been unaware of myself; unaware of how to work through my thoughts and emotions. This made it near impossible to begin to change the way I behaved or reacted to the world. My entire life I have felt out of control in my head and I could never understand myself. This has always led me to repressing everything, and using drugs to cope or mask my pain.
Today, I'm grateful to have experienced the life as I did, because now I can now see the world for what it really is, and I am able to make changes for myself and for my daughter. I have the opportunity to teach her how to be aware and to cope with life better than I did. And, this all leads back to the therapy I have experienced that has helped me to grow and see myself for who I am. I have become more aware with each day; I take my experiences and try to learn from them as they come. Being aware is important in this life, but self-awareness sheds light on your true self and your false self, which helps you grow to be who you truly are.