Over the course of several years I have been on a bit of a journey, if you want to call it that. This journey took me far away from the person I am. So far away, in fact, that I didn’t recognize the person in the mirror. She looked the same on the outside, but if I really looked into her eyes, I didn’t know the person staring back. She was empty. She had little interest in anything. She found no joy in the happiest of occasions. She was a shell.
This was very distressing for all of the obvious reason, of course. But what was far worse was that I couldn’t comprehend how I had let it come to this. I was a strong, independent, ambitious woman. I had a plan for my life…and this was not it.
I am happy to say that I am no longer looking at that same reflection, but I am still learning to live with me. Through this blog, I plan to share where this journey began, how I got to such a distant place, and how I am returning to the person I am supposed to be. I know I have a long way to go. I also know that I am taking this journey for a reason, and I believe that reason is to help others that are traveling the same road.
I have no special training in these matters, nor do I believe to have all the answers. My hope, however, is that by sharing my story, others can learn to live with their “me.”