I was talking with a very good friend of mine and we were discussing how hard it is sometimes to find your purpose or value. I’ve gone through times when I’ve had struggles with identifying with who I am as a person.
This came from a lot of different things. Including hiding a lot of who I was, fearing that things I wanted to do or be were not acceptable. Then add on the aspect of having a family to care for and needing to provide for them.
Both of these combined kept me from really allowing me to come out. I tended to live a life of lies, or at best just stuffed down who I was.
This may seem like not a bad thing, but it is really bad for you when it builds up over years, you lose sight of who you are and forget what is important to you. couple this with fear, fear of the world, of others opinions, and you have a recipe for a possible breakdown.
It’s taken me a long time to rediscover who I am. I’ve had to for my own personal well being as well as for my wife’s and child’s sake. They need me to live out my life. We often think that if we give everything we have to our family it is a good thing. Don’t get me wrong we need to make sacrifices and provide for our families, but when we make our family everything we actually hurt them.
Because your family needs you, and your individuality as much as it needs you for them.
Lay aside the fear, the doubt, the worry. Take up your dreams, your passions, and your life and live it to the fullest. You and your family won’t be happy until you do.