Whenever I move or start new somewhere, I tend to ask myself :
"Who do I want to be now?"
"How do I want others to see me?"
My husband has always told me that I shouldn't try to be anything.
But I like the idea of inventing a new self.
The problem comes when something happens that makes me have to change my definition of who I think I am.
My life seems to spiral out of control until I come up with the new definition.
"Now, who do I want to be?"
Example: I have been defining myself as a "home-school" mom.
But, this year I am going to be sending most of my kids to public school.
That means I will now be a "public school" mom.
(what does that mean anyway - and why have I allowed myself to make that sound like a bad thing?!!)
See the problem with having narrow definitions of myself?
Luckily I have this blog (that I write mostly for myself) to remind me of what I have learned before and apparently need to learn again.
(click these pinkish links - they're good!)
I'm not a home-school mom or a public school mom.
I'm just a mom.
Or even broader than that.
I'm a daughter of God.
And God just expects me to love, serve and have joy.