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