For the first time, I feel like my life is coming into focus. I feel like something important is within my grasp. Like I’m finally figuring out who I am. Or accepting who I am.


I’ve spent so many years – wasted so many years – trying to be something I’m not. Not anything wrong, mind you. Except that anything that’s not me is wrong for me.


I’m feeling comfortable in my own skin for the first time. Confident. Okay with myself – flaws and all. And it feels . . . amazing. Cathartic. Free.


And I don’t want to go back to boxing myself away. Square peg round holing my soul.


I’m just going to be me. A better version of me. Every day.



Linking up with Lisa Jo’s Five Minute Friday.


  1. LOVE THIS Jessica!

  2. Me too :)
    THis is such a beautiful, freeing write! It is a gift to be ture to who we really are!
    Popping by from Five minute Friday

  3. beautiful… that last line was super powerful. great writing today!

    stopping by from 5mf!
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  4. Very awesome post.
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  5. YES! Keep being yourself… nobody else can be you!
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  6. :) Thank you for sharing this today. I went to my counseling session last night and expressed the need to be me. Loved it. Thanks again!

  7. Not only does it free us from the expectations we think others have, but it frees us to be the vessel He can use…beautifully written!
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  8. I feel exactly this way too.
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  9. Oh, my song you sing! I’ve given way too many years trying to be what I thought I should rather than being who I was, who HE designed me to be.
    As always, I lovey your transparency!!
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  10. Stepping into that space today with you. Where I am beginning to feel more comfortable with who He has created me to be and less about others expectations. Thank you for sharing! Blessings!
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  11. Been thinking and writing A LOT about identity recently.
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