Happy July 4th everyone!  I know it has been a week since the celebration of America’s Independence but I am still feeling the effects of that celebration.

My family and I went on a camping vacation to Tahoe and it was the most beautiful, soulful, playful vacation we have ever been on.  My husband and I were high-fiving because we wore our boys out and usually it is the other way around.  But within all of the activity and play we also did a lot of taking and sitting together which really made my heart happy.

While on vacation, I read a book called, “Self-Care for the Self-Aware”, recommended by a good friend who was helping me learn more about myself.

It leads me to the topic of July, Learning Who You Are.

While I believe learning who you want to be and what you want to do in your life is important, I believe learning about who we are right now is even more important.

And I believe it is the first step to truly understanding what you want in your life.

How can you truly know what you want if you don’t know who you are right now?

If I asked you the question, who are you?…what comes up for you?

For me, I stumble over my words.  I say a lot of “um well”.  I start with easy things like, well I am a mom and a wife.  My words get mixed up and I get shy.

I tend to start with things like I am a mom and a wife.  I say I am a yoga teacher and a life coach.  While these things are me, they could be anyone so what makes me unique.

What makes you unique?

The things that makes me unique are…I am an empath and I am highly sensitive so I get overwhelmed in big crowds and I am learning how to navigate that.  I am a really good mom, I get down to eye level with my boys when talking with them so I can really hear what they are saying and I find myself speaking softer that way.  I don’t ask for help from my family very often and when I do it is an explosion (working on this one).  I have a strong guiding voice that leads me to make really good decisions but only when I listen.  I am really good at communicating my feelings with my husband and I am a really good wife.  I am a very open person and love spending time analyzing my thoughts, sitting alone, and connecting to my spiritual voice.  I love building legos and I get really sad when they break.  I love free flowing clothing, my style is a cross between boho and relaxed, practical and comfortable. And I am so much more…

By taking the time to learn about who you are right now, you discover your strengths and weaknesses, where you are powerful and where you are not, where you thrive and where you do not.  Where you need help and where you do not.  Where you want to grow and where you are doing just fine.

It helps us identify what is truly important to us not what we think is important.

And you will learn that you are perfect just as you are, right now, in this moment.

I believe we are here to live this journey of life and to discover what lights us up, what we are good at, who we are and what we love.

There is nothing wrong with your current life.  You have everything you need to thrive.

Are their challenges, absolutely!

But the thinking.. if I had the perfect job, the perfect husband, the perfect kids, the perfect financial situation then I would be happy is the ONE thought that makes us not happy.

It isn’t about what you don’t have and what you want.  It is about who you are right now in this moment.

I would love to know…Who are you right now? What makes you unique?

Answer in the comments below.

With Love + Appreciation,

Shauna

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