My students kids are almost all tucked into their beds. I myself have been tucking myself into bed pretty much every night around 10pm. What amazes me is that they come over to Australia with their luggage packed, the spirits tucked away, and little sprouts, buds and blossoms of who they are.
We were sitting around tonight, as we do everynight for the first week, and do 2 minutes of questions. Someone gets the ‘hot seat’.
There is the introspective girl, I adore her…cause she’s after my own heart, and I ask her: What are you most proud of?
(see sits and thinks)
She then goes “putting myself out there, coming to Australia and being ready for this adventure”
MizFit defined it’s when we see ourselves as an OBJECT first and a person (a being who is enough simply by BEING) second.
MizFit defined it’s seeing yourself through someone elses eyes & allowing that to color (or cause you to lose completely) your perspective on yourself.
There are two points which I want to make about this:
1. As Miz talks about..if we look at ourselves through other people’s lens then we are robbing ourselves of our own opinion.
2. If we constantly fill the role/label that we’ve slapped onto ourselves…what do we become when we take it off?
I KNOW that #2 is why I stayed a dieter/yo-yo crazy WW pseudo-follower/binger for SO long.
If I wasn’t a dieter?
If I wasn’t a binger?
If I wasn’t constantly talking about food (as Jen pointed out)?
THEN WHO AM I?
We fill the roles in our lives that we think others want us to fill.
We fill the roles in our lives that we think WE need to fill.
We fill the roles in our lives because we are afraid to be anything other than that…even if we aren’t happy.
What would have happened if my student would have stayed within her shy self?
What would happen if you branched out?
p.s. it’s 28 days. 4 weeks. hell yes!