Sunday, February 10, 2013

Like Myself

Today my youngest tells me why she likes a certain friend. She says, "I just feel like myself when I'm with her."

Yes, that's good. That's so very good.

I recall the times I've used the phrase, "I just feel like myself."

I said it after I met my husband.

I said it after I taught a college class for the first time.

I said it after I started blogging and writing novels.

Maybe one of the ways I'm directed into life-giving relationships and activities is that they just feel like me. And if they don't, maybe that's a sign to move on to those things that make me feel like myself.

Are you with people and doing things that make you feel most like yourself?


Allison said...

Just recently I started thinking about who I feel most myself with and now am trying to spend more time with those people, not the sometimes toxic ones who drain my energy. I like the idea that in either case it's a sign!

LivewithFlair said...

Yes! I know what you mean about some folks just draining you!

Roberta Rae said...

I'm most myself when riding horses, training/being with my dogs, reading, and writing...mostly in silence or with quiet music in the background. To help me clean and still feel like ME, I blast the 1812 Overture or some TSO :).