Sometimes, you have to NOT BE in order to BECOME. For me, this means there was self pity and self hate before there was self love and courage. A lot of guilt and doubt before learning to be unapologetic and standing strong for what I believe in.
Rarely do I experience those negative emotions nowadays, but every now and again depending on where life takes me, those negative emotions do try to creep their way back into my life, but that's OK because there's beauty in that — it serves as a kind reminder of how far I've come, and how quickly I can now snap out of it.
I know you have similar experiences, so try to remember how far you've come. No matter how tough things got, through all the thick and thin, somehow you made it. You managed to arrive at where you are today, safe and sound. I find that so beautifully fascinating ... Don't you?