Feeling Comfortable in My Own Skin
This is something I managed to lose sight of somehow, feeling comfortable in my own skin. And that's one of the reasons I started this blog, to explore the me that's inside, not necessarily the face I show to the world on a daily basis.
To me, "becoming babygirl" isn't about me trying to become someone I'm not. It's about me getting in touch with that babygirl that lies within me, the one that has always been there, but who has been hiding in the shadows, misunderstood and lonely, often feeling very small in a big world, wishing she had the freedom to just...be.
Okay, don't freak out because I was talking about myself in the third person. No, I am not suffering from multiple personality disorder. The babygirl of which I speak is as much a part of me as the part of me that identifies as mother or daughter or wife or sister or friend or so many other things. It's simply another side of me, another part of me, another piece of the puzzle that is me...not another me entirely. ;)
In this life there are many expectations placed upon each and every one of us. And it's hard not to feel the pressure of those expectations. Compound that with going through difficult times or maybe even just trying to survive and it's easy to lose sight of yourself. But there is a certain freedom in just being yourself. Too often too many of us are too busy trying to be what everyone expects us to be, rather than figuring out who we really are.