This I Believe

Wendi - Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Entered on April 20, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe in second chances. I believe in forgiveness, and the willingness and perseverance to start your life over, in order to be the person you desire to be.

Over the past few years of my life, I have gotten into the habit of making some very unsafe and completely uncharacteristic decisions. I find myself saying “that’s not something I would do” or “who am I? Why would I do something like that?” and I have come to a wall where I’m determined to change. I don’t like the person I’ve become. I am not myself.

The person I used to be, is out spoken, honest, loyal, beautiful, and has moral integrity. Somehow I got lost.

I believe in second chances because I am always the first to give them. One trait I still hold closely is forgiveness. If someone wrongs me, I may be hurt, but I forgive and move on. If I can be forgiving, I believe others should be able to forgive me for the mistakes I’ve made. I know I can’t change the past, only the future. I want a second chance at my life.