… from where you want to be… and who you are?
A recent event helped me come to a shocking (for me) realization: I had gone so far out of WHO I am, that I could no longer recognize myself.
There I was — amidst some amazing people. Successful, enlightened, and beautiful. And yet, I couldn't place myself…
The advice to "not let other people's shit define my life experience" rang like church bells in my brain, and I realized — I'd done exactly THAT.
I thought I was clear on who I am. And what I want out of life. But — it turns out I had changed what I stood for, just so I don't make those around me uncomfortable.
The really freaky thing is — I'm more aware of myself than the average person — and even I wasn't privy to what was going on.
So have you taken a pulse-check lately?
Do you know what you stand for?
Are you actually doing something – one thing – each day to make you stay on course?
You know this really doesn't have to be as deep a thought as it appears to be.
It's just a reminder to look within — and LET THAT SHINE out. As opposed to looking outside and letting that change who and what you are on the inside.
In the words of one of the latest Dior perfume ads:
"I'm no longer going to be the woman I'm expected to be!"
(or something along those lines ;o)
P.S. Hey maybe this will be the beginning of me blogging again…