Tootsie Tuesday

Unearthing Me

This was quite some time ago. I didn’t notice the shadow until after I took the photo.  But it looks much like I felt at the time. As though I was being swallowed by a “monster” of sorts that represented me.  Having recently turned 30, I felt like I had woken up in someone else’s life. It was a life that I had single-handedly created. I was happy. I knew I was blessed. And I loved my life. But I had been so busy living my life that I forgot to get to know who I was as a woman, aside from being a wife and a mother. Mostly because I didn’t know who I was as a woman.   And so began my journey of self discovery, getting to know my authentic self and what was important to me as a woman, outside of being a wife and mother. 

It was a long, sometimes painful journey, but worth every tear, accomplishment and challenge. Today I know who I am outside of the other “hats” I wear on any given day. I thoroughly in love with and proud of the woman I have become.  I am still a work in progress, I believe I always be. And I continue to look for ways to become a better version of myself.  


Do you know your authentic self? 

Do you love everything that makes you, who you are? Flaws included?  

Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss! 



7 thoughts on “Tootsie Tuesday

  1. My authentic self? I would have to think about that. Not sure what that is. I do love all that makes me, me. That includes all my flaws. Being a woman is quite a journey, but all worth it. The last paragraph in your blog sounds like something I would have written


    • For me, I think of my authentic self as being confident with who I am and I do worry about what or who the world expects me to be. And as you said, “loving what makes me, me”. And I agree, being a woman is quite a journey. 🙂


  2. Great image. Good job choosing to give yourself time to know you. It happened for me after my divorce, and it was necessary, scary, painful, and eye opening. I realized that I really didn’t like myself then. At all.

    It is hard to change in one’s 40/ though

    I will be 50 this year. Talk about monsters and waking up in someone else’s body.


    • Yeah it was a challenging journey figuring out who I was/am but it was well worth it! And the journey was all you said and more, but the outcome has been a blessing. I just recently turned 40, it is definitely an interesting age so far. 😉
      And I can only imagine what turning 50 feels like, but I am sure you will embrace being 50 like a boss! ❤


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