I have had this idea that has been slowly blooming in my heart + mind over the past few months and here it finally is: a series on getting to know you + me. It’s a weekly reflection of sorts to help you get to know yourself better (and I’m going to share, too!)
Because when we know ourselves better, we make healthier + wiser decisions for our life. When we dig in to the well of who we are, fears start to dissipate and the unknown comes into the light + becomes less scary. When we know ourselves, it’s easier for others to know us, too, and that creates stronger bonds + connections; we feel happier. It’s a natural human urge to want to know ourselves + others in a deep, meaningful way.
And without a doubt, there are those times when we dig in to ourselves and find that feeling of embarrassment or shame and think “ugh, yeah that’s totally me.” And that’s ok, we’re not perfect, nor were we meant to be. This weekly reflection is meant to help us get to know ourselves more intimately so we can be kinder + gentler to ourselves, so we can move in the direction that our heart is calling for. And as a result, we can help others feel comfortable to do the same. Being around others who are unapologetically themselves feels like a contagious joyful current–It makes you feel at ease, yet alive, right?
The art of becoming yourself is contingent on knowing who you really are. But how do you do that? These questions I will provide each week can be a starting point. And yes, who we are is always changing, too. We are all works in progress but the beauty is, we can shift + adjust as we go.
So starting next week, I will post a question or statement meant to help you dig in to who you are.
You can write in your journal, post to your own blog, comment on my social media spots or talk to a friend about it. There are so many ways to get to know yourself, but I suggest you take notes in some way because chronicling your life can be so helpful to your individual growth.
Besides, it’s fun to look back and see what you’ve reflected on or how you’ve changed + grown over time. You’ll notice patterns both good + bad, and it will be up to you to change or adjust to your liking.
This is meant to be a fun engagement with yourself while letting others know who you are in the process. And we’re looking at it from the view point of who you are right now–views change and we adjust to life as we go. There’s no pressure around this journey, just curiosity.
If you want to join, share what you’re comfortable with here in comments on the blog or on social media: I’ll be posting the question to my Facebook, Instagram and Google+ accounts. And you can use the hashtag #gettingtoknowyouandme to find others on the same journey. Who knows? You may make a new friend.
Can’t wait to see what you share!