Self Discovery. What does it mean? What will it reveal?
OMG – what will it reveal! That, quite literally, just made me a bit nauseous.
The Journey of Self-Discovery brought to you by my blog began on August 13, 2011.
I have always been a writer. I love to write. I love books. I have published under my own name, a pen name and as a ghostwriter.
Writing is just part of who I am.
I have so many journals filled with my thoughts.
Then one day, I decided to start a blog. I was not even sure I was going to publish it… it’s interesting to think about that. It is especially interesting because I am now a professional blogger.
Yes, I am other things too.
But that is sort of the point here. We can be so many things.
At any rate. I am also sometimes a meandering muse.
That is actually what this very post began…me sharing my meandering thoughts, my observations throughout each day and some hard truths.
So… here we go again. As we move forward, I will be sharing some of the things that I wrote way back then. A few of them have been showing up as of late.
I will also be sharing my real, raw feelings and thoughts with all of you.
I hope that it will serve all of us. For you to know more about me and for me to heal old wounds and maybe for you to do the same.
This is the original un-edited post from August 13, 2011.
The journey to self-discovery may be more accurately stated as “the reinvention of self.”
If this journey of self-discovery really is more about reinvention then, “How many times do we reinvent ourselves ?”
First I was an embryo, then a fetus, a baby, a daughter, a sister.
Eventually, I added other titles such as student, brownie, girl scout, and college graduate.
Then came fiancee, wife, sister-in-law, and daughter-in-law.
Other reinvention of self-opportunities came such as mother, stay at home mother, and Auntie. To this mix, I add Holistic Nutrition Student, a student of Holistic Healthcare, and Herbalist student. Lest we forget, we also have vegetarian and vegan.
Now I wait to see if I will need yet another reinvention of self, another self-discovery.
This one of the scariest one of all, the one that we do not want to hear…. Cancer Patient.
I hope that I will be a beautiful butterfly instead…
To learn about what happened in these tests you may like to read:
28 thoughts on “Self Discovery, A Journey to Know Me.”
Self Discovery helps us to know ourselves better. It helps us to understand what we really like and what we want to do in life.
Yes, it does. Without really taking that time to know ourselves our path may be quite different from something that will make us happy.
Nnniiiccceeeeee….I love that you have made writing, your own form of documenting the accountability you have over your own life, Dr. Elise. I can’t wait to find out what new title you will add, in your corner, hihi!
I am excited to find out the very same thing. Thank you for your support.
Totally agree with you writing is a fab way to make sure you know who you are and to learn and reflect from this x
Thank you, Melanie. I love to read what people write as much as I do to write. I will watch out for your writing too.
Self-discovery, self-remembrance, self-creation… I toggle between these three understandings of self during transitional moments. In the end, self-awareness always helps!
These three that you refer to – Self-discovery, self-remembrance, self-creation – all bring about self-awareness. Wouldn’t you agree?
Self-discovery is indeed different for each person. I wear many hat like you too I can’t even describe each of my roles, lol. Hang in there.
Ahhh.. we are kindred spirits. I do find that the more that I pin down my role the more I can live in my calling. DO you notice that shift?
I get it completely, being someone who has struggled with the fight for the past 13 years myself, I get it. Rediagnosis and teams of people. It’s life changing for sure. Thank you for being so raw! It’s encouraging to see.
Thank you, Alyssa. I truly feel the more raw and open we are with one another the more healing the entire world can see. I pray that you shall be healthy and live a long and wonderful life.
I wish I kept a journal more regularly. I started one when I was 10 years old, and you know what, I have that very same journal, and it still isn’t filled up. Life is definitely about self-discovery, change is inevitable, I just need to write down, what those changes are and how I cope with them. I haven’t had a chance to read your cancer post, but will when I have more time.
I love that you still have the journal from when you were young. It truly is never too late to jump right back into that journal. You could even start with your own guidance on what to write about… how you cope with the changes in life and what those actually are.
To me especially travelling is not only a journey to a foreign land. I always (re-)discover myself at the same time. It’s an amazing experience.
I love that, Renata. Looking at, and living in, different cultures can really open the mind in amazing ways. Thank you.
I do photography and I always discover myself very different way.thanks for sharing
This is almost like an image journal 🙂
Writing is such a beautiful way to discover yourself. Truly a lovely form of self-connection ♡. I love that you’re committed to knowing yourself and sharing the journey. Truly encourages us to do the same! Thank you!
Sara, thank you so much for your kind comment. Your comment actually encourages me to continue moving forward even on a day in which it may be hard.
I find that the more I write, the more I discover about myself. It’s a great hobby!
Writing is an excellent way to get in touch with your inner self, and to be honest, accountable, and present to yourself.
I think we’re all constantly reinventing ourselves in big ways and small ones. Every single time we try something new, it’s a reinvention on a tiny scale. Of course, I had my kids, and that was a BIG reinvention.
OH YES… having kids is probably the biggest reinvention of all. may all your reinventions all be positive.
Getting to know yourself is a big deal. Since we keep evolving, I feel as if it’s a process that never truly ends.
I believe that youu are right. We never stop changing. I think that is a good thing. It keeps life interesting.
It sounds like you wear a lot of different hats in your life! I am also currently on a journey of self discovery.
Yes, my friend. I do wear many hats. I absolutely love it and would not want it any other way. However, being truly connected to my writing and my readers was missing. It feels so good to have it back. I look forward to learning more about your journey too.