*This post was originally published on March 22, 2013.*
Huge. That’s the word that instantly comes to mind when I think of this past year. Becoming a mom was huge, along with all the adventures of life that I experienced. And it was also a huge year for my inner person. I’m a strong believer that the relationship you have with yourself is the most important one, so I couldn’t be more thankful for the things that I learned about myself. All of it is thanks to Jeff Jochum. Jeff is my business coach and friend, and no one has ever tugged on my heart and mind strings more than this man has. With his questions, guidance and coaching, he made me dissect myself. Who am I? Why am I here? The things I learned about myself have only helped me to become more of myself…more understanding of the way my mind thinks and why it thinks the things it does…and (even) more comfortable in my own skin. Here’s what I learned…
I like to be in control, and I crave letting go. I need and want both.
I love to be depended on for really big things…like “I’ll take care of your child if something happens to you BIG.”
I trust myself to surrender.
I love romance. I love spontaneity. I want to be swept off my feet.
I always see the best in a situation…or how to overcome it.
I love to unravel the complexity in myself and in others.
Being vulnerable is like jumping off a cliff. Scary at first, then so glad I did it. (I need to do this one more often.)
I’d say that short list of things are core things that live in the deepest parts of me. Some of them I have acknowledged before, but owning them is a completely different thing. Knowing who you are brings about different thoughts, concrete thoughts that force you to make more clear decisions and actions. It allows you to say yes to the things that you do want in your life, and it gives you permission to say no to the things that you do not want, which ultimately puts you on the path to happiness.
Thank you to Tammy
for the photo.