Sometimes we spend so much time or focus on our career or in motherhood that we lose our identity. You don’t feel like yourself. Or even recognize yourself for that matter. It’s a pretty empty, hollow feeling. I once read a quote in the local school district office: “I have gone to find myself. If I get back before I return, keep me here….” Haha! Isn’t that really how we feel sometimes? Who are we? And what have we done with ourselves?


Well, maybe it is time to give it some thought. Figure out what makes you you. What makes you feel alive. Happy. Take a minute, grab a paper and pen and write. Write all the things you wish you could do. Things you dream of. Things you’d like to learn. Things you want out of life. That’s the first step in finding yourself. Next? Go do it. Carve out some time for yourself to do what you love and, in the process, you’ll find yourself again.

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2 Responses to Identity

  1. Deb says:

    I love this! I think I have a hard time finding myself, because I change so much as I go through life. Being a wife changed me, being a mom really changed me, being a freind, losing friends, finding friends always changes me. I wonder what being a mother to a teen will do to me, or becoming a mother-in-law, grandma, etc….

    • Carol says:

      I was just thinking about that the other day too . . . how we change as life goes on. And how our kids change, so we need to adapt to that as well. They say change is good. :) Good thing we roll with it, huh? I think you’ve weathered the changes remarkably well. You’re such a bright spot in the world, Deb!

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