Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Path

(the road to self-discovery - full of unknown - uber exciting!)

My 20 year class reunion is coming up fast. 

Gulp!
and
Yikes!!!

Yes, you heard me right. 20 years. 
Hardly seems possible.

I am doing and have done so much since graduation.
I have grown tremendously as a person,
married my soul mate,
nurture our relationship,
birthed four amazing children,
raise them to be the best "them" they can be, 
worked a wide range of odd jobs for income and pleasure,
morally supported oodles of friends and family members,
travelled when able,
worked childcare for others,
am currently on an intense path of self-discovery,
learning to allow, accept and nurture my creative side.

Most days I feel I achieve massive amounts.
I am worthy, my life is full and successful.

When it comes to this reunion, I am STUCK!!!!

It's titles, facts and figures people look for in order to measure up a life.
"What is your title? What do you do? Where do you work? How much do you make?"

...ummmm

I will say, "I am a nurse, a chef, a chauffeur,
a teacher, a spiritual guide, a life coach, a counselor,
a maid, nanny and candlestick maker.
I do a lot!
I work from home.
My income is zero but the benefits are phenomenal!!!!
I'm afraid people will hear...
"I'm an at-home-mom."
Possible translation?
"I haven't done anything since high school."

The best part about it being 20 years out?
I don't care what they think!!!!!!!

My new title for myself is  "self-expressionist".
What do I do?
I be me :)

4 comments:

*mary* said...

Reunions are always scary, but you'll be fine. You know you have lots to be proud of!

Silke said...

Thank you so much for your heartfelt and sweet comment on my blog post this morning! I'm feeling so much better about my creative hiatus already...

Now, to your post - isn't it strange what definitions are used to measure our success? I hate the questions: "So, what do YOU do?" Now, I say I'm an artist, which is new and fun. But I have said before that I am living the life of my dreams and then ask them if they are, too. :-)

You'll have fun at your reunion (it would be 25 years for me, but since mine are in Germany, I never go). Daniel had great fun at his last one!

Love, Silke

Micki said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog today :)

Hugs
Micki x

lori vliegen said...

this is PER-FECT!!!! i sure wish i had been able to read this before my 30th a few years ago (yikes, and double yikes!!!). you have a great attitude.....bein' you is the best thing to be: you are a "self-expressionist"....say it loud and say it proud!!! xox, ;))

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