I know what you are thinking, where the heck have I been?! I am alive and actually doing pretty well. I feel lost without writing these past few months but I still have to take care of my family and myself first. This is why I have not blogged in months. October was the last time to be exact! I can’t believe I made it this long! However I also have been busy finding myself, kind of like a long road within my soul. I’m back now!
“Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am – and what I need – is something I have to find out myself.”
― Chinua Achebe (Author)
My four year anniversary on The Bona Fide Life is this month. As you see I have changed my site design. Thanks so much to my friend Heather who does work for Expand Social Media!! I re-branded to be exact. You will see some things change and others stay the same. No longer will I feel like I have to be and do a certain way. Feeling as though I need to be because that’s how people know me or how they want me to be and even me trying to fit in with every other blogger. I will be me. I will be authentic for myself and for my readers.
From here on out I will be myself by not wondering who I am being compared too. Without worrying about if you like me the way I am or the way I share my life. Or even if I offend you even though you may just being vain and think this song is about you! Bona fide is being authentic.
I’ve found a lot out about myself and why I struggle sometimes to share with you. I tried so hard to be authentic before but something kept stopping me from sharing certain things. I found that it was because I want people to like me (don’t we all?). I want to fit in everywhere because I truly love everyone I meet and know. I don’t want to hurt feelings. I still don’t but I need to stop worrying how others think about what I’m putting on my blog.
Who am I really? What do I want to do with my life? What can I do to help my family live easier? All of these things and more went through my head these past two years especially since October.
After my many “coming to Jesus moments” in the past two years, I’ve found myself. Who I am, want I want to be and that it is okay that I’m not like you or even you over there.
In the coming weeks I will be sharing some of the things I found out about myself that I liked and didn’t like. I hope you will join me and maybe even try finding yourself as well!
Tag you are it! How often do you feel the need to find yourself? How do we accomplish this?