I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and discussing on this topic as of late. A lot of it stems from an increased focus on self-awareness and self-acceptance, as vital parts of my recovery from social anxiety and depression.
For the longest time, I wondered if I even knew who I was. So, after a lot of soul searching, heres what I’ve come up with:
I’m an introvert. As such, I value a few close friendships over many shallow ones, and prefer deep conversation over small talk.
I enjoy the simple things in life.
I don’t need a lot of money/material things to be happy.
I’m a writer.
I’m an artist (musician, model-builder, aspiring painter).
I’m an encourager/motivator.
I’m a self-healer (physically/mentally/emotionally).
I’m a Christian. There are things I struggle with here, to be sure, but the core beliefs are there.
I’m a conservative. I keep an open mind, but for the most part, this rings true for me.
I’m a husband. I’m married to my best friend. We’ve been through a lot, but we’ve come through it stronger in ourselves and in each other, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I’m a father. Even though our miniature dictator can drive me absolutely bonkers, fatherhood is the most amazing thing, and one of the biggest things that keeps me striving to be a better person.
I’m a geek.
I’m socially anxious and occassionally depressed, but working hard to change these things.
I’m more like my parents than I would like to admit, but I’m learning that for the most part, thats okay.
I’m very inquisitive.
I can be insecure, but am also working hard to change this.
I’m a night owl. Hoot hoot.
I appreciate most kinds of music, but will always gravitate towards the classic rock/metal sound.
I love to laugh.
I love random late-night road trips.
I’m pretty empathetic.
I’m incredibly self-aware, and working on complete self-acceptance.
So, I challenge you to consider the same.
Do you know who you are?
Do you accept who you are?
If not, what would you change?
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Have an awesome day peoples. 🙂