I am not special. I think that we all go through periods in our lives where we find ourselves re-defining who we are and what our purpose is.
This time of introspection comes from many sources. It may be a death or tragedy, a divorce, a midlife crisis, an empty nest or other major change in our life. One that causes us to pause, think, readjust and grow.
It can be scary. As if the very ground once so firm has disappeared. You are free floating. And not sure where you will land.
Yet I have been down this well worn road many times. It is the road of life.
We use many words to describe who we are:
mother, teacher, friend, lover, sister, daughter, aunt…
Yet I am more than just those words.
I am me.
It is these times in life when we look a little deeper. I am me. But who am I really?
And our words to describe ourselves go deeper:
Giving, kind, compassionate, spiritual, thoughtful, tender, reflective, introvert, learner, dreamer, passionate, explorer, sweet, funny, smart, free spirit…
And there are also the words we use to describe what we don’t like…and what we want to change….
The not so nice words…
Stubborn, procrastinating, selfish, anxious, lazy, passive, jealous, fearful, superficial…
This process of redefining is about looking at the whole picture, not just the pretty parts. It is about changing. Changing and growing and being the best person we can be.
We need these times in our lives. To adjust our sails and go in the direction of inner peace, happiness and serenity. Each time we get a little closer…
Who am I? I am Tracy. A work in progress.