I mean, you may know the facts about yourself, but that is not the same thing.
Years ago I looked at myself in the mirror and realized that I did not know the person that was looking back at me.
I looked at her face and only found traces of my mother.
I looked at the body and wondered what had happened to it.
I took an overall look and could not be more vulnerable than any time before.
Because I had no idea of who that woman was and where she came from.
After the genuine shock, I needed to take some time to get to adjust to the fact that the woman in the mirror: was me.
I had been running through my life in a hurry.
Boyfriend — Ending school — Work- Move in together — Kids — More Work — Life.
Does this sound familiar to you?
Years had been passing by so fast and not for a moment had I stopped to enjoy it. Only moved forward, to the next step.
On the way, I had forgotten about myself.
My body has gone through a lot. And 2020 was the year when I had my first “getting old” stuff. Until then I had felt younger than I am. But then and there, I was in every way caught up on my age.
As I have realized how important it is to take care of myself and my body, I also have to not only find myself again but also get to know myself again.
Figure out things like:
What’s my favorite color?
What do I want to be when I grow up?
Who do I want to be when I grow up?
So that the next time I’m looking into the mirror and see the woman there. I can smile and say: Hey, that is me! And I am looking pretty good today.
And you deserve to be able to do it as well. So take the time and effort to get to know yourself.