I'm not the type to box myself and I don't like trying to put others in boxes , however on this occasion I thought it would be interesting to pause and reflect.
Earlier in the year my daughter did a project at school called "Me-in-a-box" where they had to collect 6 items that they felt represented them. They had to decorate the box (Goose may have gone slightly overboard with the stickers...) and then explain the reason they chose those items to the class.
This got me thinking... what would I put in my box?
This was around the time that I first started my blog. Only four short months ago. In my very first blog post I was wondering where on earth 'me' had gone. Who was 'me' anymore anyway?
Can I just say that I am absolutely blown away by how such a simple thing as blogging is bringing 'me' back. Of course, I was here all along but it's this blog that is helping me to see that and helping me to answer that question as I see myself reflected in this writing and in these pictures. It has been quite the therapy I needed.
So...... from the pages of this blog, I am realising 'me' again and beginning to be able to articulate - through this hazy fog of motherhood (where all focus tends to be on others and not myself) - what makes me 'me' and allowing myself to pursue that wholeheartedly.
Beyond that as well, I am connecting with other bloggers who share similar interests and similar daily struggles and I don't feel alone in them anymore. Others who are allowing those dishes to pile up while giving themselves space for some 'me' time to express who they really are and what they truly value. Thank you for the inspiration.
My box may just contain....
a photo of the best kids in the world
my wedding ring
something belonging to my mother
a classic piece of literature
a pair of scissors
a party hat
a mustard seed
Why limit it to six?
What would you put in your box?
Remembering that, of course, that you are allowed to jump out of that said box any time you like!