I think sometimes I can get wrapped up in the image I portray and feel defeated when I can’t measure up with the ideas in my head.
So I made a list tonight.
It’s a list of what I know that I am.
It’s a list of things I am without apology.
It’s a list to remind me of what I am so I don’t get upset when I’m not things I think I should be.
It’s a reminder not to try to portray anything but the things about me that are.
When I get upset about things contrary to who I am, I am responsible for creating a false sense of self.
No, I won’t be the mom baking from scratch 24/7. I won’t be the world traveler. I won’t be the made over and dressed for success by 7 am woman. I won’t be a trail runner. I won’t be an Olympic lifter.
I will still be snarky sometimes. I will cry at commercials and sad stories. I will be a book worm. I will be a friend.
My list of who I am is below.