Sometimes people can lose sight of their true selves when they have so many titles. I think this is especially true for moms and even more so for moms who home educate and stay home with their children. We become wife, mom, daughter, sister, teacher, cook, homemaker, SAHM, WAHM, work out of the home mom, and so much more. We carry these names and labels around each day fulfilling our roles until we sit back one day and say: Who Am I?
We lose sight of the dreams and passions that stir our soul. We lose our creative side as we struggle to maintain a grip on all we juggle. We lose our ability to play or simply be ourselves. This is not only a detriment to us, but to those who are within our circle of influence. Our husbands, children, friends need to see the side of us that too often is left buried under a pile of must do.
I’m not saying we should suddenly neglect those who depend on us and let all our responsibilities go. What I am saying is that we really need to allow ourselves to step out and be the women we truly are. I’m a woman who loves music especially acoustic guitar (although electric is pretty awesome, too), who loves beauty, who is passionate about life, who loves to have fun, who loves to dance. I’m a woman who loves to leave people hanging on a cliff hanger ending of a chapter, who loves to jump waves on a jet ski or drive in a cool car with the music load enough to feel it coursing through your veins. There is so much about me that I don’t share or put out there for others.
Why not? Am I afraid they will laugh? So what? I bet if we stepped out and enjoyed the things we love, we would find ourselves being joined by others who like where we are heading. I bet we would bring more laughter and joy, more fun into our lives and those around us.
I honestly don’t know where this blog entry came from or if it even makes much sense, but I do have a challenge. I want you to do something you love and come comment about it. I especially want to hear about anything you’ve been afraid to do. Go do it and come share the experience with me.
Every time I’ve done something fun, crazy or sassy, I’ve had a blast and made others smile, too. Step out and be yourself!