I’m taking the plunge again with The Gypsy Mama for 5 minute Friday. This week’s word is Identity. Much harder to write about than I anticipated, but I have challenged myself to engage in more writing opportunities; to write more and think less. If that means the only chance that I have to write all week is for 5 minute Friday, then I’m gonna take it and run!
I get really flustered when I have to fill out a personal bio. Something about the question “tell us about yourself” sends me running for the hills. Perhaps it’s because somewhere along the way, I stopped answering that question; not for everyone else, but for me. I forgot who I was; who I wanted to be. And then it hit me: I didn’t forget. I never knew to begin with.
I’ve spent the last few years journeying toward really knowing who I am. I’m not there yet, but everyday, I’m one step closer. I’ve always struggled with making sure everyone else was taken care. That everyone else was happy. Along the way, in all the tiny moments of extending myself, I didn’t realize that I was actually giving me away. The beautiful thing about self discovery is it opens up doors to new possibilities while at the same time opening windows into the soul.