Do you ever look back on your old work and cringe at it? Are you ever ashamed or embarrassed at how badly you wrote something? Have you ever reread your old writing and thought to yourself “oh gosh, I can’t believe I thought this was good”?
Looking back at something you’ve written and cringing at how bad it is doesn’t mean that you were a bad writer — it means that you’ve improved.
You’ve gotten so much better at writing compared to back then, and you deserve to feel proud of it!