Happy To Be Me

A lot goes into becoming an adult. This journey called life isn’t always easy, nor is it always hard. You live, love and learn. Hopefully as you progress you learn about yourself and are comfortable in your own skin. There was a point in my life where I wasn’t the person I was meant to be. After becoming a mother and wife I started to lose a lot of myself. Many women say the same thing. I was lost in being “Cam’s mom” and “Nate’s wife.” After a year of being separated, sometime near my 27th birthday, it hit me. I wasn’t as funny and playful. I didn’t laugh enough. I didn’t smile enough. I also realized that I had allowed people to belittle me , make decisions for me and take the opportunity to speak my mind. That would soon change.

I decided that I wanted to be comfortable doing, saying, feeling whatever came to me (with reason of course, I’m not just randomly cursin’ folks out or nothin’, lol). I even learned to speak up for myself and not allow others to take advantage of me. I’m an adult and I wanted to be treated and respected as such. This changed my life. I am able to tell people how I feel without fearing backlash or being ignored. I know that my opinion matters and is valuable. And, I laugh all the time. There isn’t a day the passes that someone hasn’t questioned my sanity (in jest, I hope). I also enjoy making others laugh. 3 years ago I would never have posted the pic featured of me in this blog. But today I absolutely love it. That’s exactly who I am.

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”   -Dr. Seuss

I want to challenge you to do a self-assessment. Are you the you, you were made to be? Or are you someone else’s (parent, significant other, boss) version of you? Know who you are and embrace it. Life is too short to live as anyone other than YOU!  🙂

One thought on “Happy To Be Me

  1. Too many people believe having your best interest at heart, means to create you into their own image. It is good that you have made a stand for yourself. Enjoying the writings. Keep shining.

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