Is this a question you have ever asked yourself?
I have asked this a lot of late.
This may not be something that relates to you or you may be able to answer this question in a flash. You may have had the answer to this question for years now and if this is this case, I salute you.
I thought I knew ‘me’ very well. However since turning 40 (3 years ago) I have felt like a new chapter of my life has opened up. Questions, with answers I need to find, are written on my pages. It’s like a new book is being written on a new level and the character inside my book (me) is going to a new, higher place of self discovery, one that requires a deeper level of thinking.
One level being…who am I…really?
I have a blended family. My husband has been married before and I have happily gained a step son (even though I dislike this word, it is the best one I can find at the moment, as I never proclaimed to be his mother, just a person who loved him and his Dad and was there for him,) anyway, he is about to turn 30. I also have 3 children of my own who are teenagers (18 & 15 y.o boys and a 14 y.o girl).
When my kids were younger, I was being their mother, a wife and running a small business. I guess what I’m trying to say is amongst all that ‘stuff’ I operated some days on autopilot. You know the one, where you feel like someone presses that button and you go floating through the day only to get to the other end and wonder how you got there!
Now, as my kids are older, I have more time for myself (if I allow it). I have time to reflect, forecast and ponder. The pondering brought me to the burning question ‘who am I now?’ and is it a case of now or is it a case of who have I always been?
So I have come to the conclusion (whilst I am a ‘work in progress’ until the day I die). I know I am a good person who has strong values that shape the way I want to lead my life. I have beliefs, some a little limiting (I’m working on them!) and many that I love and embrace and influence the woman I am. I have great friends and a fabulous career; I live in a safe area, have a nice house etc. From the outside, all may look rosy. However inside me it occasionally feels like there’s a missing link. Kind of like a bracelet that can’t be worn because its link is missing. Now is this TRUE or have I made this up to fit in with what society and my tribe say must be true? It’s an interesting question. One I don’t have the answer to today.
However, what I do have the answer to is this; life is a journey and one to be embraced and I believe I am on a never ending quest. This quest is about self discovery, in search of all that I have to offer, learn and grow from. A quest to find (well actually it isn’t lost, just possibly suppressed) the real me! I am the one who is honest with self and others; the one who stands up for what she believes in; the one who shares her passions and knowledge with the world; the one who loves herself. That is who I am …Really.
This article is about styling your life; your personal brand; your inner YOU. In order to create a life-style that represents the best version of you, one must first find the YOU. My passion in personal styling is connecting women who feel lost or disconnected from their own personal brand to a style that empowers them to journey forward. The ‘stuff’ is the story; how we style it will present your story to the world. The story is still being written.
To infinity and beyond! Stay tuned…