Who am I?
Really. Who am I to be writing a blog about helping you? To be honest – I’m no one! I’m just me. Annie. I didn’t go to school for this, I didn’t take classes and tests about human behavior or psyche. I am just a girl (well, I guess I’m a woman, but even at 40 – an age that still surprises me, I still think of a “woman” as anyone older than me, but definitely not me!) who has spent her life observing people and giving feedback, opinions, guidance, and help to those around me. I’ve learned a lot about myself and about people through my experiences, and I’ve learned a lot about what makes people tick. I think that fundamentally, most of us want similar things and face similar struggles.
So many things that people struggle with stem from their not knowing or being comfortable admitting what they truly want, who they truly are at their core. This seems to be particularly apparent with us girls. We all seem to want to be perfect. Perfect appearance, perfect in social situations, perfect girlfriends/wives, perfect at our job, perfect mothers…perfect, perfect, perfect. The expectations we put on ourselves are unreal. And even worse, a lot of the expectations we put on ourselves aren’t even our own expectations! What if I don’t want to wear the latest styles? What if I don’t want to host dinner parties? What if I don’t want to…? Am I actually allowed to NOT want to do the things that “everyone else” is doing? Really?
I am allowed to live my life for me. You are allowed to live your life for you. You don’t HAVE to do anything.
Who I am is a girl who has spent her life struggling with this and who wants to help you with your struggles. Whatever you are struggling with – you are not alone. I promise.
I am someone who cares about you and your true self.