This week has been very testing for me and also very confusing. It’s been a week I’ve learnt many valuable lessons in the process.

The epiphany I had this morning is that I’m not actually intelligent, I just know what’s going on in the world.

I realise that I am Emotionally Self-Aware, I also understand other people’s emotions. This is commonly known as empathy.

I tend to know what I am feeling and why—and how it helps or hurts what I am trying to do.

I sense how others see me and my self-image reflects that. I have an accurate sense of strengths and limitations, which gives me a realistic self-confidence.

It also gives me clarity on my values and sense of purpose, so I can be more decisive when I set a course of action.

That being said, just when you think you have life semi figured out it has a funny way of turning a corner and not telling you.