Who am I? Who are you?

For such a long time I have wondered around getting on with life feeling lost. Feeling like there is something missing. Not really knowing me, not knowing what I am supposed to be doing apart from being mum and paying the bills.

Let me ask you a question, do you know who you really are? You as a person. I was scrolling through Instagram when I came across this post from Mim at @lovefrommim

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Hello – I’m Mim. I am a daughter. I am a little sister. I am a mother of two children. I am a wife. I am a best friend. I am 41. I am obsessed with Outlander. I am scared of spiders. I am vegan. I am sexy and flirtatious. I am a breast cancer survivor. I am a non-drinker. I am a planner addict. I am an author. I am an extrovert. I am a high D and I. I am kind. I am a loyal and loving friend. I am in awe of people who run. I am English and Australian. I am sometimes extremely sad for no obvious reason. I am an insomniac. I am always wondering if could be a better mum. I am following my dreams. I am the most grounded when standing on the sand and watching the ocean. I am hopeful to one day pass through the stones. I am not afraid of people. I am almost at peace with knowing that some people do not like me and never will. I am sensitive to others’ moods. I am funny AF. I am a private, over-sharer. I am tone deaf and I don’t care. I am no longer in mourning for the carefree, pre-cancer life I once had. I am creating new peace every day. I am a daily meditator. I am a magnet for big-hearted people. I am a manifestor. I am more uncomfortable in my skin than I want to be and working on standing taller. I am getting better each day. I am brave. I am loved. I am enough. . Tell me – who are you? . I was inspired to write this after a presentation by @juliacmaybe and @sarahatlarge at @lisacorduff’s amazing mastermind retreat last week. I could write so much more – but this sums up where I am now – and I’m always growing. . I think often we don’t take the time to stop and look at ourselves, because we’re so focused on the others’ in our lives. Do you agree? . So, I dare you to take a few moments to write down who you are x x . #iamenough #iamshe #iam #selfaware #behappynow #iamloved

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I said to Mim that I didn’t actually know who I was. She suggested starting with the easy ones first. It has taken a few days to write this because I was stuck. I even had to ask my kids and hubby for their opinions.

This has really opened up my eyes to who I am and it has actually helped me understand myself more as a person. Thanks Mim!

This is me

  • I am a mum
  • I am a daughter
  • I am a sister
  • I am a wife
  • I am a dog owner
  • I am a house owner
  • I am an introvert
  • I am anxious
  • I am a makeup lover
  • I am kind
  • I am a recovered anorexic sufferer
  • I am an hard worker
  • I am honest
  • I am a teaching assistant
  • I am a book reader
  • I am a scooby-doo fan
  • I am a terrible singer who loves to sing in the shower
  • I am scared of snakes
  • I am grumpy when hungry
  • I am a sunshine needer
  • I am happy when standing on a warm sandy beach
  • I am a fibromyalgia sufferer
  • I am a friend
  • I am loyal
  • I am a reiki believer
  • I am spiritual
  • I am original
  • I am happiest in my pj’s
  • I am very careful who I trust
  • I am sensitive to people’s emotions
  • I am very good at picking out untrustworthy people
  • I am a crystal collector
  • I am learning to love myself more one day at a time
  • I am learning to accept myself, not to be someone I am not in fear of not being liked
  • I am a tea drinker
  • I am a big fan of chocolate
  • I am someone who hates being bored
  • I am a dreamer
  • I am a good listener
  • I am a referee most days thanks to my girls
  • I am a people watcher
  • I am learning to find happiness in every day life
  • I am an over thinker
  • I am Rachel

Now tell me. Who are you?


12 Comments on Who am I? Who are you?

  1. Shahrzad
    March 15, 2020 at 3:09 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Hi Rachel, this was brilliant and totally inspiring! I might have to pluck up the courage and do this myself! Much love xxx Shaz

    • WhatRachelWrites
      March 17, 2020 at 4:15 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Ah thanks! Yes it’s so easy to make!

  2. Jon
    March 19, 2020 at 2:25 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I actually LOVE posts like this where you find out all about the person behind the blog!

    • WhatRachelWrites
      March 20, 2020 at 3:20 pm (2 weeks ago)

      It wasn’t an easy post to write as I am not one to write all about me, but this needed to happen so I could find out who ‘me’ is 🙂

  3. Talya Stone
    March 19, 2020 at 2:43 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Oh my goodness I would have to write a whole blog post on this…maybe something for after homeschooling kicks in with the coronavirus lol. I love Mim glad she inspired you to write this.

    • WhatRachelWrites
      March 20, 2020 at 3:19 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Mim is amazing, I love her positivity and yes this post was a real eye opener for me and a challenge to write!

  4. Helen
    March 20, 2020 at 1:50 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Wow what a beautiful way to realise quite how much we all are and the different roles we play in life. So special 🙂

    • WhatRachelWrites
      March 20, 2020 at 3:17 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Yes I thought so too. I actually enjoyed writing this post 🙂

    March 20, 2020 at 5:45 pm (2 weeks ago)

    We don’t really think about who we are and pigeon hole ourselves into a basic little box. We are much more than just a few things. I am also careful who I trust x

    • WhatRachelWrites
      March 24, 2020 at 3:02 pm (1 week ago)

      Absolutely! It’s a shame we have to be careful about who we trust, I think some of us are naturally more cautious than others.

  6. francesca
    March 21, 2020 at 6:28 pm (2 weeks ago)

    What a lovely post and it’s always good to remember who we are. Thank you for sharing

    • WhatRachelWrites
      March 24, 2020 at 3:01 pm (1 week ago)

      Thank you. You’re welcome 🙂


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