“Growing up we are often told who we are.
We’re the “good girl” or “bad girl”.
We’re smart or dumb, frigid or easy, we’re too much or not enough…
As I unpacked everything I’ve been told I am, I realised, I am more than I will ever know.
I am always surprising myself with how courageous I can be, how giving and generous, where my limits and boundaries are, my new interests and undiscovered talents.
I am ever evolving.
And I am the only person who will ever be able to appreciate all of it.
As a kid and young adult, I accepted what others said about me as the truth because I didn’t know that I was allowed to reject it.
I didn’t know what else to do with the information.
So I took it on as my own, even when I didn’t trust the opinions of the person offering it.
Now that I have the tools, I can unpack them all and let go of all the things others perceive me to be. I’m not the one dimensional figure they proclaimed.
And now I am equipped with the knowledge & actionable wisdom to help others find this truth about their identities and the narratives they bring with them into everyday life.”