Knowing Yourself

On that glorious snowy Sunday just gone, I had some time to binge a lot of blog posts I had missed. I love those moments of escapism. Where you lose a few hours all while time is standing still: and you simply sit, appreciating what we can make of the world rather than what the world makes of us. One blog I was desperate to catch up on was Lucy Moon’s. In an odd way, with the snow just washing away it seemed only the right time in existence to read her post I Don’t Know Who I Am And It Scares Me.

Of course, I just went in reading because I love Lucy’s writing, but I came out with a lot of thoughts about self. Particularly I was put into one of those time-freezing moments where I soul-searched for an answer:

Who am I and what do I want?

We’re encouraged to learn as much as possible about the world, but never taught how to learn about ourselves. Any answer I can come up with sounds so… mundane. It’s not that I don’t like myself, I just don’t know what I have to offer.

I love coffee a whole lot more than I should. Most of my excitement prior to going out is about wearing not-so-casual pairs of heels.  I like to spend my weekends binge-watching Netflix.

Although these things are simple they are the ones I find most freeing, and any time spent happy is not wasted at all. When you begin talking to other people about insecurities you’ll often find they feel the same. Really, I think any difference between us is fabricated. Deep down we’re all the same.

Nobody knows what they’re doing and why it even matters. Every generation thinks their world is the one going downhill.

Still, it’d be really nice to have it all clarified, so I know I’ll be thinking a lot this year about finding the answers to those questions! I realise this post is a little all over the place, but I really wanted to write my thoughts down. What advice would you give for people trying to get to know themselves?

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9 thoughts on “Knowing Yourself

  1. Lovely post!! It really made me think. I think that people should go out of their comfort zone a bit, and I know that it might sound a bit irrelevant but when you try new things, you learn things about yourself that you might have never known before and really get to know yourself? I am not sure if it makes much sense but I hope that I could help answer at least a part of your question. 🙂

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    1. That’s really great advice! I was actually thinking along the same lines of trying some new things, so I’m really glad you brought it up 🙂

      I’d love to try some new things this year – move around a bit while I can! Thank you so much for assuring me xx

      Ps. Hope you’re doing great!! Just read your ‘2017 Books I Loved’ post and loved it! (Will leave a proper comment there ;))

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      1. Thank you so much!! I’m honestly just thrilled that I could (hopefully!) help!! I do hope that everything goes well for you! You definitely deserve it. I’m going to try and do things outsid3 my comfort zone as well and I’m quite looking forward to trying new things! ☺️❤️
        P.S-I am, thank you! I hope you are doing great as well! And thank you so much for your lovely comment and for reading my blog post! I’m absolutely ecstatic that you liked it! 😊❤️ xx

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  2. You should just keep doing your thing. Everybody has a different spark in them, and that’s what makes them so unique. You just gotta hold on to all the things that make you stand out from the crowd. Loved the post!

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  3. Loved this, very spot on 🙂 I think my best piece of advice would be to find those things that genuinely make you feel happy when you do them – either big or small. Things that you like not because anyone else likes them, but because there’s something in them that connects to your soul. These things will very likely show you a great deal of who you are as a person xx

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