Who are you?

A few months ago I was brain storming with two videographers over a project I have planned for this summer. As we sat there bouncing ideas back and forth, they asked me a question that still haunts me…

Now, at first look this question can be considered simple, or straight forward. But in the moment I realized  that I was struggling to answer the question. My response was partially who I was before and who I wanted to become,…

I was asked, “who are you? If we took away you being a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, who are you,…?”

Automatically I said, “I am a leader, I am humble.” But they wanted a deeper answer, “When its just you, how do you spend your time, what do you do,… who are you.” 

As easy as this question may sound. It was complex to me.

I wanted to say, I am a full -time mom, full-time wife, with a full-time job. I rarely have me time.

As the weeks went on, I kept questioning who I am. I knew who I wanted to be, but who am I? Imagining myself without my family was like imagining a fairy tale, simply unrealistic.

Then, it all came together. I can’t eliminate any part of me. I simply can not look at one part of my life without the other. They’re all connected, and its because of there connection that I am full. Full of life, full of love, and full of grace.

I’m sharing this story with you because life has a way of making us second guess ourselves. We each must understand that all of the layers of our lives are connected to help shape us to become who we are meant to be.

XO SHANTAL

I hope that sharing my experiences and sharing your experiences that we both grow to reach our full potential!

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One thought on “Who are you?

  • Reply JOSHUA April 13, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Great post!

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