Today I read a Howard Thurman quote. It wasn't the one above but it was equally as good,
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman
As I was searching google for the quote to share, (you know in some pretty image) I came across the above quote about "the sound of the genuine in you". Man, I needed to read that today. I just got done talking and texting multiple people today that I trust and respect saying (in the short version) I'm just not feeling it.
I feel like I'm not quite sure what I want in life, I feel like I'm not quite sure who I am. I can look back in my journals and see that this is a common slump for me. I have good times and I have blah times. I have moments where I very much feel confidant and sure of what I'm doing and then I have moments like today where I feel like I'm an imposter in my own life. How is that possible? I am me.
I'm not sharing this with a "here's your five steps to get out of this slump". I'm not sharing it with a fix or a cure. I'm simply sharing it because deep down inside I know that I'm probably not the only one. I'm not the only one who has ups and downs. I'm not the only one who has a talent that people acknowledge but I myself often doubt. (Seriously, I had someone message me this morning asking when Annabelle's Boots 2 is coming out. It was supposed to be this summer but...)
I'm probably not the only one who feels like I'm totally messing up being a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a Christian. I mean the list can go on.
So I go back to the blog title to say...
When You Have to be Somebody...Choose to be You
What does that mean? All too often I get caught up in what I THINK is expected of me when I say I am_______________(insert whatever I am in that moment here.) Mom? Wife? Writer? Author? Christian? The list goes on and on. I'm sure you probably fall into the same at times. Today, I choose to be me. I have my ups and downs, I have my moments of doubt. But I really want to be better at choosing to be me. My hope is that this transparency inspires you to look at who you are and give you confidence to choose to be you.
A New Identity
What is this blog about? You mean, I'm supposed to have a purpose? Ok, if that's required then my purpose is life.
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