I just read a quote that Reese Witherspoon tweeted and it explains our journey so well.
“We expect women to work like they don’t have children, and raise children as if they don’t work.”
Isn’t that the beginning of losing ourselves? Why do we just keep giving and trying to satisfy the needs of everyone else? All the while, we are not filling our own needs. Instead, we consume ourselves with being perfect at everything for everyone and drift further and further away. It’s no wonder there comes a day when we realize we have no idea who we are. We have completely lost our own identity. This is such a sad time. It is very lonely, it is depressing and very scary. But let’s put the blame where it belongs…you put yourself there. You allowed this to happen. The good news . . . you are the only one who can fix it. Let’s shift the idea of being everything for everyone and be everything for ourselves. When we fix who we are, we fix everything around us. The important thing to know, is that you can’t do it the other way around, fixing everything around you will not fix you. It’s like a microwave… you heat up the inside and then the outside receives the benefit.