How serendipitous! Something tells me the fates were conspiring here since a big part of my own blog journey over the last six years has been discovering myself and coming to terms with my disability. It’s almost as if Kate was reading my mind. Anyway, you can read my thoughts on self, and here is an excerpt…
I certainly went through a period of looking around and thinking, “Wow, everyone else has it all figured out. What are they doing that I’m not? What’s their secret?” Looking back now, I can see that a lot of my own self doubts and insecurities had to do with my disability. I was too different. I stood out too much. Truthfully, I was just too afraid to look at myself in the mirror…But blogging? It forced me to hold up that mirror and look — really look — at myself. Writing forced me to be vulnerable, and being vulnerable helped me discover my true self.
You can read the rest here, and I’d love to know your thoughts, friends! How does one find a sense of self? Do you think your sense of self can change through the years? Are you a different person now than you were, say, 10 years ago? Let’s chat! xoxo
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