It took me 5 decades to be gentle with myself. Most younger people would say that’s a long time. Yeah it is a long time, but it was necessary for me to become the person I am today. I felt alone for most of those years. When I look back, I laugh at how naïve I was and cry because I had no one to guide me along the way.
Finally after turning 50, I decided to give myself grace from now on.