Many, many years ago when I was a young wife and mother, I became everything that I felt everyone needed. What does that mean? Good wife, housekeeper, great cook, top bridge player, wonderful mother, volunteer, Bible study, perfectionist, overachiever: I wore so many hats, was lonely, wore myself so thin that I lost “who” I was. What did I want? It took me many years to shed the traumas of youth, my protective shield, accept myself with imperfections, and allow others to truly see me. Wow, a difficult process, one that I feel blessed by. In honoring and healing myself, I truly can honor others. Are you a chameleon? Need help stepping out?
Remember, “The thing about chameleoning your way through life is that it gets to where nothing is real” by John Green, An Abundance of Katherines, 2008.