How would you define yourself, if asked?
What words, characteristics or even occupations do you used when asked to describe yourself? I was recently asked this question and I was immediately challenged to define myself… the thought had never really occurred to me, especially since quitting my job close to three years ago. Now, that’s a wild thing to think about… three years ago I was a special education teacher, a fairly recent newlywed, getting ready to have my first son and loving my life. Well, lets fast forward to today- how would I define myself and my life given most of those attributes would no longer describe me.
Life is made up of so much that it can be very challenging to define yourself by one thing. For example, I am a mother. But that is not all I am. I am a blogger but again that is not all I am. I am happy, I am adventurous, I am a sister, I am a red-head. But I am so much more and some of those characteristics and occupations make up such a small piece of my whole being.
Photos: Jenna Sparks Photography
It has felt like spring here in Colorado which means we are due for an epic snow storm but before that I could not resist this fabulous bell sleeve dress. The lace up front was what captured my attention first but I simply love the bell sleeves. Who isn’t obsessing over bell sleeves these days!? The pale blush color is fabulous for spring and paired with nude heels this bell sleeve dress really makes for the perfect date night outfit. If you are stopping by the blog for the first time this week you may think I only wear these nude heels… but that is not true. Wanted to create a really girly look and this bell sleeve dress and heels really hit the nail on the head.
This new bag- courtesy of my husband- has been peeking out a lot as the weather continues to be spring like. But… I couldn’t find the exact one to link. It was bought at Nordstrom Rack so if you love it that much head over and grab one. I have linked the same bag but in a different color and texture and I kind of love it more than mine!! Shhhh, don’t tell Brendan.
I have never taken the time to truly define myself, my beliefs, my values and my characteristics. But give recent events I decided to spend some time doing that and I would recommend the practice to anyone- especially those experiencing unrest or unease about their life. What I found in my reflection were deep rooted ingrained values of which almost all of my life are based up. I found myself coming back to these characteristics and attributes as opposed to my work, relationships, my location or even my past.
I am passionate.
Whether it be in my marriage, my parenting, my quest as a blogger, my search for a new sweater, my learning a hobby, my education, my beliefs.
I am forgiving.
Whether it be towards others, towards myself, towards strangers or even enemies (which I hope I don’t have too many of).
I am hopeful.
Whether it be in my friendships, my blogging journey, my daily interactions with my son, my country, my family.
I am opinionated.
Whether it be my reactions to situations, my thoughts towards life, my daily adventures to the grocery store, my beliefs, my morals, my values.
How would you define yourself?? Would you use traits, values, characteristics, professions…???