Who am I? What defines you?

Who am I?
Often times throughout out our lives we are asked the question of who we are. What defines us as people? Is it what we do in our daily lives or is it how we live them?
I work hard most days. I homeschool my four boys, I am a certified doula, an aspiring writer, and a devoted mother. I am highly involved in the community; I volunteer with the homeschool group, the local library, organize events if I can. Is that what defines me?

We often ask ourselves questions in life, but I think more often we ignore the questions because we are too busy with the mundane to realize life is where we are now.
• Have you always dreamed of traveling?
• Do you say, “I will do that “someday”?
• Do you often say, “I used to do that.”?
• What things have you given up in life that was truly important because of lack of organization, circumstances and other obstacles?

How can you change these things?
Our lives are fleeting, our time with our children, our family, our community is a brief moment, and if we do not take the time to live deliberately, we can end up with regrets for the all the things we planned on doing, and did not because the house was a mess.

For myself, I have found that making a conscious choice about my life has helped me to not live with regrets.

I have tea with friends…
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I take the time to exercise:

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I take the time to develop my mind by reading:
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I enrich my life with education by attending classes and conferences on topics I wish to learn more about:

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I relax my mind by reading fiction and doing something to just enjoy life. I also participate in local and online book clubs:

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I teach my children about things that are important to me.

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I spend time on social media to connect with old friends and maintain relationships with new ones:
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I spend time making good food for my family that I can feel good about them eating.

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I require my children to learn to work and do chores, participating in learning life skills.
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I learn to spend money wisely on a weekly basis when I go grocery shopping.

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I also take the time to volunteer for projects that are important to me. I have volunteered as a doula, I volunteer at the library and at mother’s support groups.

These things are what makes up my life and in the end, they do define me. They make up the person that I am, as well as the people I am shaping my children to be. My choices effect others around me in a good or bad way. If I choose to live my life without purpose, I will not have a positive impact in my community around me or on my family either.

Are you taking the time to live life deliberately? Are you doing the things in your daily life that are important to you?
Take a step back and look at your life to see what things you would like to have in your daily impact!

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2 responses to “Who am I? What defines you?

  1. Jen

    I was thinking about that yesterday, in your voice! I was lamenting the time available to do the things I want to do, then thought of you, and determined to organize myself and schedule so I can do the things I want to/need to. Unfortunately right now, most of my spare time is spent drooling on myself because I just don’t have the energy to move, but I’m sure it will get better. The other day, I made my own trail mix, since it’s something I eat while I’m at work, and left out the unhealthy bits that you find in the mix from the store. I used dried bananas, pineapple, mango & cherries, sunflower seeds, almonds, raisins, dates, & plain peanuts. I also pre pecked a week worth of lunches. It’s hard but I’m sure it can be done!

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  2. Good things to think about and ponder.

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