Have you forgotten who you are?

An email got me thinking. A blogger whose emails I receive talked about how we often get so busy with life that we forget to remember and celebrate what makes us unique.

I've found this to be true when I talk to homeschool moms. They get so focused on caring for their family and running their homeschool that they forget who they are! When their children graduate and the house is empty, they don't know who they are anymore.

But this doesn't have to be you! You can remember who you are and celebrate the amazingly unique person God created you to be right now.

I know you're busy and have a million things on your to-do list, but can I share something with you? If you wait until your kids have left home to remember who you are and what you enjoy doing, you might feel lost. I've noticed that as I have more time alone as my youngest is off doing her thing, I have to be intentional to remember what I love to do and plan for it. If I don't, I end up puttering around the house, and before I know it, the day has slipped away.

So here's my invitation to you. Do you remember helping your children fill out “All About Me” pages when they were young? We did this as part of our back-to-school routine for many years. It is fun to look back at their answers and see how they've grown. I realized this would be a perfect activity for me to do and remember “All About Me!” (Of course, I modified it a little to reflect my more “mature” stage than when we did this activity with my then elementary-aged children. 😉)

I thought it would be fun to share my answers with you so you can get to know me a little better as I remember who I am.

  • Ways God Made Me Special: I have a variety of interests and love to learn about a lot of different topics.
  • Ways I show others I care: I am caring and love making sure others feel special when they are with me, such as catering to their special food needs or making sure there is something they like to eat.
  • Things I can do well (gifts and talents God has given me): create and manipulate spreadsheets, coaching, teaching, and finding ways to help others understand concepts
  • What I want to be when my kids grow up: coach and instructor and I want to earn a doctorate
  • If I could change anything, I would change: improve family relationships
  • My favorite food is: homemade Hatch chile siracha
  • My favorite place to go is: Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs
  • My favorite thing to collect is: books, people, and resources and share them with others
  • My favorite thing to do is: read outside
  • My favorite book is: anything by Gene Stratton Porter

I invite you to take a moment to write down your answers to the questions, too. You might rediscover something special about yourself that you have forgotten.

If you want to dive deeper into who you are and rediscover your values, talents, strengths, and dreams, the Next Step Coaching Program helps you (re)discover the unique way God created you, clarify your next calling, and create a doable and motivating plan for living it out.

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