Friday, February 13, 2015

My Life Outside the Box

In life sometimes you think that you are on the right path. You then look up to realize that you ended up somewhere completely different. It can be scary and it can be frustrating, but it is in these moments that you learn more and grow more than you would have ever imagined.

So it is time for me to do the same. When I started this blog (Beauty Shouldn't Hurt) I was in such a different space in my life. Thinking about that time almost feels like I am looking at the life of a different person. I was living a "perfect" life, but I was not living a life that was authentic to me. I didn't even realize this until the rug was pulled out from under me and I had a very rude and painful awakening about the person that I had become.

As a result of that pain and brokenness, I made the decision to work step by step at figuring out who I was and what I wanted my life to be. I had spent so much time in my life living for others that I completely forgot who I was. So this new blog direction is aimed at that journey.

Recently I have begun to think about all the ways in which I have lived inside of the box. Limited myself based on what I or others have thought it meant to be a woman, a mother, a wife, now an ex-wife, a person in their 30's, a friend, a lover, a relative, an African-American, a vegan and any other way that I am labeled. From that exploration I have decided that I wanted this blog to be more about living my authentic self. Living my life based on what makes me happy and what feels true to who I am. Hopefully from my journey you can gain the courage to do the same. If you are already doing so I hope that you will share your stories with me and we can have a wild ride together.

So join me in my journey to develop My Life Outside the Box.

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― C.G. Jung

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  1. Hugs to you! Starting again can be difficult, but it's a very brave thing to do!

    1. Thanks! Feeling focused and looking forward to change :-)