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Who Am I, and Why Am I Here? (part 3)

June 9, 2022 Author: Renée

This is part 3 of my introductory blog series, "Who Am I, and Why Am I Here?." If you haven't read them yet, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Parts 1 and 2 reveal some of my story; my "why" behind what I do. Part 3 is a more raw, unemotional list of my demographics, so you can get an idea of who I am and whether or not you relate to my "me-ness." 

Please pay particular attention to the bold items on this list.

I am a person, living in a body that needs and wants to tell its story.

I am a divorced, heterosexual, middle-aged white female.

I live with ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, and possibly Autism.

I struggle with Imposter Syndrome, body image, and perfectionism.

I am a follower of Jesus.

I am a survivor of multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as well as domestic abuse.

I am a mother, and I have experienced multiple miscarriages.

I am an introvert, but I learn best around people (think live classes vs. self-paced home study).

I have experienced actual, real unconditional love from multiple directions, both from people who "think like I do" (in certain ways) and from people who do not.

I am learning that the world is not as I had thought it was:

  • things are not as black-and-white as I would prefer;
  • my perception of the world is just that: my perception;
  • other people see the world differently than I do;
  • and all of that is okay.

Circling back to the top: why do I think that I have anything of value to offer to you (especially to those who see things differently than I do or who have vastly different life experiences than mine )?

Because you are a person, living in a body that needs and wants to tell its story.

In this, we are the same; and as far as I am concerned, this similarity is the one that matters.