Have you ever looked back on something you’ve created, written, designed, set intention for...and been blown away by the wisdom of your former self? Maybe it was something you journaled, or a note you typed in your phone. Maybe it was an encouraging text you sent to a friend or a passing thought you jotted down in the margin of a book. Have you ever run across something like that and been overwhelmed by the fortuitousness of the moment, of your old self reaching through time to hand you a gift of encouragement or reassurance?
Maybe you have. Or maybe this doesn’t resonate at all. But let me share with you that it’s happening to me right now.
This website is a safe place I created for myself several years ago to explore the nooks and crannies of my brain and to (timidly) share those explorations with anyone from my community that cares to follow along. It’s also a space from which I’ve been absent for a while, and I’ve discovered the separation from this digital space is actually a pretty apt metaphor for a larger chasm that has developed in my life.
I’ve lost sight of myself; become unknown, all while away from this platform on which I had sought to make known.
Over the past couple of months I have re-introduced myself to many intentional practices that used to be staples of my journey through life. Some of those I’ve shared before, others I haven’t, but hope to in the near future.
There’s a larger conversation in all of this that I would like to have, and plan to have in this space in the coming weeks. That conversation includes topics such as developing a sense of self, being confident while growing, advocating for yourself and more. But for the time being, I simply want to share the commitment I’m making to myself to come back to who I am, who I want to be, and who I can be if I allow myself to again be known.
P.S. If you care to read anything my former self has been gifting me recently, you are more than welcome to read any of my past posts or click on the button below.