Do you know yourself? No, I mean, really KNOW yourself? Do you know what you like and don’t like, where you are in life and where you want to be? Do you know your strengths, your weaknesses? Do you know what people like about you, and even what they dislike? Sometimes I think I know myself, only to realize I don’t really.
For instance, I thought I could handle critique. But one negative opinion on a post I haven’t published, and I just stopped writing altogether for more than two weeks now. I also though I had perseverance, but I seem to not be able to put my head down and tunnel through a lot of stuff in my life right now.
So, enough of the problems. We need solutions. How do you get to know yourself? Did you once know yourself? Have you changed? Where is that person you thought you were? Life happens, circumstances change, you get tired and lose your oomf…no need to give up. I’m starting out on a road of rediscovery if you’d like to join me.
For today, get a blank writing pad or exercise book that will be your rediscover book. Keep it close-by so you can write in it whenever something pops into your mind. Start writing down what you miss about you – stuff you used to do, characteristics you know you showed and haven’t seen in a while, pieces of you that you feel you’ve lost. I don’t have a recipe for this, and I don’t really have a plan yet. But let’s just see where this goes if you will. Besides, what have we got to lose 😉 All I know is, it ain’t over ’till the fat lady sings.