8. Admitting your mistakes and bad decisions.
Because that’s the only way for you to move on with your life. You start to forgive yourself and look for solutions instead of blaming someone else. You will feel stupid after admitting your bad decisions, but you feel relieved at the same time.
You’re brave enough to apologize and you realize that an apology has nothing to do with pride; it’s actually the sign of maturity.
9. Feeling guilty because you put yourself first.
You will feel bad when you say ‘no’ to your friends, but you still do it anyway because you need to get all your things together. You begin to prioritize the people you want to spend time with and you start being selective towards which things to attend.
You understand that you can’t always please everyone and you start to notice that being self-centered is sometimes necessary.
10. Realizing that you are all alone.
You know that nobody could save you but yourself. As cliché as it sounds, you start to believe that you are your own hero since everyone is busy saving themselves. You can’t always rely on your significant other, parents, best friends, or neighbors and you accept the fact that you have to be independent first and foremost.
You can handle everything by yourself but you always know where to go each time you need some emotional support.
Written by Rayi Noormega Originally appeared on Thought Catalog