I am whoever you say I am
Today I’m having Lyndal from Family of Killers drop in and guest post.
Delly and I have been friends outside the bloggy world for edging on 8 years,
we have always shared a love of music, travel and a love for all things happiness.
We may be in separate states but we always find a way to reach each other and stay connected.
Lyndal is who inspired me to blog and to share and connect within this crazy beautiful world!
Life gives us a lot of labels – wife, mother, daughter, friend, employee, financial planner, social organiser, domestic cleaner, human alarm clock, health and wellbeing coordinator… the list goes on. With each label comes added responsibility, things that we feel we should do, and things other people tell us we should be doing.
Some of this is okay, alot of this is just not.
We get lost in the ‘shoulds’ and come under the ‘not enoughs’. The voice humming in the background continually saying ‘I can’t, I’m not good enough, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t’. With this being the soundtrack to our lives we turn numb. The every day starts to become mundane. We grow bitter, resentful. We go through the motions.
We lost the very heart of who we are – while our hearts are screaming ‘STOP, TIME OUT” we forget that we are the ones who are actually in control.
Thats a crazy idea isn’t it. You are the expert on you…. but it’s true. It might mean you have to stop and sit very still (in the shower, in the car, in the bedroom – wherever you can really) and wait. and listen.
Slowly, slowly, you will hear your heart. You will find the things that make it sing again, amongst all the responsibility. You will find the undercurrent changes to joy, even in the mundane.
Because, no matter what, you are enough. You. Are. Enough.
” Expect to offend some people. If you’re not having some polarising effects then you are not fully showing up” Danielle LaPorte
It’s taken me a long time to be okay with this. And by A. Long. Time. I am talking 28 years, 4 months and 20 days… give or take a few. The crazy thought is, that I am still learning, daily. Every decision is a conscious choice, every reaction – thought out after a pause.
I choose to show up.
I choose peace.
I choose joy.
I choose to be authentically me.
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