“Learn who you are and unlearn how “they” told you to be.”Trey Knight
Both of my parents are now passed away and if you have been in a similar situation, you may understand. It’s been a transitional time for me to realize that I”m on my own and now I’m the matriarch of our small family. I’m a #womanofacertainage to begin with and a divorced Mom of college-aged sons so I’m into my next chapter. It’s been a new beginning to learn who I am now that life has changed again for me.
I love this quote by Trey Knight because it resonates with me, especially during this time in our world. I have done much soul searching and healing over the years to find peace. I have opened up to gifts previously unused and found my center. What I have found is that while some may not understand me, that’s ok because I am enjoying being authentically me. Encompassing the whole of me to embrace my authenticity without excuses and to know that in my heart, “those that mind don’t matter and those that matter, don’t mind,” as my Mom used to say.
What do I mean by this? I had to unlearn the co-dependence that I was well-trained for and realize the good girl syndrome that has plagued me throughout my lifetime. While I am a good girl, I also have found the courage to express my thoughts and opinions even when they may not be welcomed and to stand up for myself. I have learned that falling asleep at night with peace in my heart because I am living my divine purpose means the world to me. Sharing my experiences and connecting with people has taken me out of my quiet comfort zone, but I have found that in sharing my life challenges, I. have been able to help others.
While this has taken a lot of introspection, processing and healing, learning who I am has been the best choice I have made thus far in this lifetime of changes. Embracing my authenticity has benefitted me in so many ways and I am ever grateful that I made the choice to Joyfully Change. It has not been done on my own, nor alone. I have read many helpful books, listened to many good podcasts and sought spiritual help when needed. It has been a JOYFUL CHANGE of mind, body and spirit.
This is what I want for you as well. I’m holding out my hand. Let’s learn who YOU are!