Someone very close to me recently told me I needed to rediscover who I am.
At first I wasn't quite sure what to make of that feedback. However, knowing it was sincere and said in a way that was thoughtful and caring, I knew I needed to allow myself to let that concept settle in.
So, how does one rediscover themself?
For me, this journey started with how I ended up "lost" in the first place.
Was it a long marriage that ended in divorce?
Was it a relationship from several years ago that just didn't quite work out?
Was it how I protected myself emotionally (despite being incredibly active with work, family, fitness, church, socializing, etc.)?
Answer: yes, to all of the above.
Wrapping my head around this has proven to be more difficult than I expected. As I'm writing, this feedback is still very fresh.
Being vulnerable with others has not worked out for me very often. And thus, I close off emotionally even more. I bet you couldn't tell though. That probably needs to change, don't you think?
Rediscovering myself? I'm going to be very intentional about that...in fact, the process has already begun.
Thanks for being here.