Maybe this is apparent from my posts. Maybe it isn’t. Either way, I thought I’d over share a little of where I’m at.
As I’ve settled in to my mid (late) 30s my perspective has shifted on everything. If we’re being optimistic, it’s confidence, an assertiveness and sense of self that comes with age. If you’re as jaded as I tend to be, it’s a disregard for social protocol and an overall weariness from the weight of societal expectations. In short, I got tired of asking for the approval of everyone else and decided to ask myself for a change.
Some of it is pandemic fallout. You can’t go through isolation and the utter chaos we’ve collectively shared – in whatever capacity – over the past year and a half without some reflection and inner monologue, right? But I also think it’s healthy to reevaluate. I am not the same person I was 5 years ago. Why am I living the same way?
The core of what makes a person who they are—faith, family, purpose—have all been on the table. And it’s hard. It’s really uncomfortable to start asking questions that shake everything you understand about why you believe and act and love the way you do.
Pulling at those strings can unravel untruths and misconceptions and it can be incredibly painful. But the beauty of a strong foundation overshadows all of that.
You owe it to yourself to stand on a strong foundation. You owe it to your family.
I’m probably going to be chronicling some of these questions on here as I am able to translate the chaotic questions into something semi-articulate. Please share right along with me.