So, how do I tell you about me?
I could tell you a little bit about my past, about what I have done for a living, about where I have traveled, and all the things I like to do. There are many words and phrases you could use to describe me. I am a mother, a writer, and an artist. I like to hike, cook, and lift weights. I could be called explorative, goofy, and kind. I could also be called clumsy, scatter-brained, and stubborn. That could give you an idea of who I am as a person, but to truly feel like you know someone, you need a lot more than just a few adjectives.
You need stories, and everyone has a story to tell.
Every person has different sides of themselves, different aspects and outlooks that makeup what they think of themselves and what others think of them. As we make our way throughout our lives, we pick up traits and characteristics, habits, values, and opinions. We want to know ourselves; we want to be able to explain why we are the way we are and feel what we feel. It takes time.
The journey to self-awareness can be rough. We have traumas to face, all the good and bad memories of our past, humiliations, and arguments. The stories that play over and over in our minds, telling us how to feel about ourselves, how we do or do not fit in. There are personality tests and behavioral assessments that will explain your disposition, whether you are extroverted or intoverted, what your love language is. We also have friends and family who often think they know us better than we know ourselves. They have their own stories to tell.
But no personality quiz or best friend can do the deep internal work that needs to be done in order to truly self-discover.
There are tons of self-help books to help guide you, therapists to talk to and psychiatrists to diagnose. No matter how you go about it- it’s exhaustive work that doesn’t just take years to do, but changes and morphs along with your age – it’s something you have to keep up with.
So, how do I write an “About Me” page?
I have been on a journey to self-discovery and self-awareness for as long as I could remember. When I was a little girl, I thought what made up who I was was my hatred for pink and my desire to be unique. I thought it was about how much I loved the feeling of grass in between my toes and hated being told what to do. And really, I wasnt wrong. There was just a lot more to it.
It wasn’t until I had grown, lived, learned, had my heart broken, recovered, had my heart broken again, become a mother, failed, succeeded, failed again, that I realized – I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. It was during my time in school, when I was challenged to start writing memoirs, that I finally went back into the history of my family and started recognizing the patterns of behavior and the religion behind the religion that I and all those in my family had been being taught.
Today, my goal is to help others find themselves- dissect their likes and dislikes to find their passions, unravel preconceived notions and learned dogmas to find their reasoning behind all of those adjectives. My goal is to do all this through a connection with nature – to find themselves within stillness and silence that can only be received through a connection to the wild world and a deeper understanding of one another and our connection to each other.
To help the world find balance, it starts within.
As a society, we are anxiety-ridden and overstimulated by our advancements in technology and simply the overwhelming presence of too many people with deadlines and demands, and a never-ending sense of competition with one another. But nature is there and it needs healing just like we do. Through connection to nature, we can connect with ourselves and from there, with one another. It starts when our egos fall away and our true selves finally have the chance to rise up and glow brighter.
My passion to do this is the best way for me to explain myself to you. My goal for this blog and for my future is to share myself with all those out there that need a “me” because, in turn, that means I need a “you”. It is together that we make a difference.
Thanks for reading a little bit about me. I’m looking forward to getting to know about you.