The Truth About Me

Who am I?

Knowing the answer to this question is central to everything. Central to understanding how I deal with others. Central to how I perceive the world. Central to my relationship with those I love.

Eden has asked this seemingly simple yet frustratingly complex question as part of her monthly Fresh Horses Brigade linkup. And although I wasn’t going to initially join in, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about that central question.

Who am I?

To be brutally honest, I am a mass of contradictions.

I am strong for my family but incredibly vulnerable at my core. I hurt easily and hard.

I care too much about how others perceive me and don’t always say what I mean.

I will cede on the small things but will fight hard to win the big ones.

I play it safe although I yearn to throw caution to the wind, just once, and see what happens.

I am constant and loyal and true.

I keep myself busy, always so very busy, because I don’t want to be alone with my thoughts.

I worry about everything yet maintain an optimistic certainty that all will be well.

I still don’t know what I want to do with my life.

I am eager to please but have been known to be passive-aggressive on occasion.

I love my kids with all my heart but I need space from them too.

I believe in myself and in my family.

I will never give up on the things I believe in.

I am an advocate even though I hate confrontation.

I am stronger than even I realize.

I always put myself last as I feel selfish for doing otherwise, yet I resent my place.

I am flawed and complex.

I am me.

So, who are you?

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8 Responses

  1. Tracey says:

    Very honest Kirsty.
    I actually see a lot of myself in what you’ve written here!
    Great post 🙂

    Tracey recently posted..Photo A Day June ~ Day 10

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Tracey. It was an honest post (and not particularly pretty) but I’m glad I’m apparently not the only one who’s flawed and complicated! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

  2. Thank you for sharing this kirsty : ) I find it hard to put myself first as well. I think that this is something we all do as mums. But I do resent it, too, at times.
    Michelle – MumSpeak recently posted..Who Am I

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one Michelle. I shouldn’t feel guilty for needing or wanting things for myself yet I do – it does seem to be a universal mum thing though!

  3. Funny how similar most of us are when we really admit it 🙂 Great post!! Hope life in the new place is going wonderfully. Cazx
    Caz (The Truth About Mummy) recently posted..The Vtech Storio {a review and giveaway 26/6}

  4. Lovely description of yourself Kristy, In many ways I am like you.. I could relate so much with your post!

    Really happy to meet someone who is more or less like me, Thank you!
    Debra Terrell recently posted..cover that dog

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