You go through life as a wife, a mother, a husband, lover, and the title of the career you have, yet sometimes we forget who we are. I’m not one to “label” myself or anyone else, but the truth of the matter is: we are who we are.
And we shouldn’t limit ourselves to being just one thing; we should embrace all that we are.
And we are so much more than we believe we are.
And a few days ago I was reminded of the person I love to be: a writer.
Life can get busy and as you know, I’ve spent much of the last month on vacation, on location, and spending time with my kids. I’ve done some writing but not as much as I would have liked.
I’m still in the throws of cleaning my flooded basement and getting some rest from endless weeks of traveling. Laundry is getting behind the eight ball and dishes are piling in the sink. The refrigerator needs to be refilled and doctors appointments need to made.
And then something important happened…
I had a lunch meeting with a client I’m ghostwriting for.
And I was reminded of something I love to be: a writer.
And it was an incredible feeling.
I felt reborn and back on track. I felt energized and ready to create and write.
Throughout our meeting of note taking, working, talking, and organizing, he said one thing to me that made all the difference in the world: “I leave this all up to you, after all, you’re the writer.”
Really? I am? I know I’m a mom, a significant other, a friend, daughter and sister, but a writer?
Well, sir, yes I am!
It’s not that I forget that I’m a writer but I forget how it FEELS to be a writer and that feeling is one of passion. I forgot how the passion feels, how incredible it feels, and how awesome it is to be doing what I love to do every single day of my life: WRITE!
I was exhausted after all the traveling and cleaning in the last few weeks, but today I felt rejuvenated. All that tired energy left my body and I felt as though a very high energy replaced it…and I’m so grateful that it did.
Sometimes we all need a reminder of that feeling of doing what we’re passionate about.
Sometimes we need to be reminded that we’re so much more than we believe we are.
I’m grateful for that meeting.
I’m grateful to be able to write every day.
And I’m grateful to remember what it feels like to be a WRITER!
Take a moment today to remember all that you are…because you are so much more than you believe you are!
It’s a good thing.
Wishing you love and light,
Photo courtesy of Rob Contreras