It’s an age old question isn’t it? Not to mention it’s a hard question as well. Who am I? Well of course we all wear different hats and have different titles, but do those define us? Are there things about us that would surprise those that know us best? I have been asking my self this question for a long time and I’ve come up with some answers.
I am tattooed! I know it seems like a silly thing to define yourself as but for decades tattoos were a taboo. I fell in love with tattoos long before I got one and long before they were considered “main stream”. I only have six but they are very special to me. Each one has a deep meaning and there will definitely be more. Once one catches the ink bug you can’t just let it go.
I am a fierce and loyal friend. Most reading this are new to my life and my journey but there are those in my “tribe” that I’ve been friends with for over 38 years! I am a major people person and my door and heart are always open for my friends. They are my soul sisters and brothers and I don’t know who I would be without them. My children refer to a lot of them as Aunts and Uncles. They make my circle complete.
I am a woman who battles depression. I didn’t know it for a long time but when I started thinking that my family would be better off without me, I decided to seek help from my doctor. I am so glad that I did, because the worst storm of my life was about to hit me and if I hadn’t been on medication I’m afraid I wouldn’t be here. That truly frightens me. Although I’m better I’m not healed quite yet. My weight loss has helped immensely and I know I will get better but it’s all about baby steps. Please ask for help if you ever have thoughts of suicide or self harm! National Suicide Hotline Call 1-800-273-8255
I am a woman on a journey. A journey to find myself and who I am destined to be in this life. Gone is the fat, tired, mentally checked out, hurting woman who wasn’t even present in her own life! I am now the energetic, adventurous, sassy, sexy and outspoken woman I have always been meant to be. With every pound lost, -130 and counting, I’m discovering more and more about myself!
So who are you?
I sat down and literally made a list. This was just the tip of the iceberg. I wrote things down that are a smidge embarrassing and some that were very deep. But the point is that I acknowledged them. It’s all about self discovery.
One I didn’t have a photo for was the most important one.
I am a child of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am a Believer! ( I cuss a little though )
Find out who you are, and do it shamelessly. Because if we can’t be honest with ourselves, then we will always be stuck in the same sad lives and lies. It’s okay to be self-aware. XOXO have a beautiful day you sexy thing!
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