Hello Everyone, this is officially my first post on my new blog. I chose the title “Reclaiming My Time” for this blog because I am a woman who has lost herself. I just celebrated my 52nd birthday last month. For the first time in a really long time, I asked myself some of the big questions like, “What do you want out of life Cescelie?” “What will make you happy?” “What do you want to do with your life?” I couldn’t answer the questions. I didn’t have a clue! I had lost touch with myself. I no longer knew who I was or what I wanted. I don’t even have a personal style anymore. I used to be into fashion and had a unique style of dressing that was my own. I was put together from head to toe when I was younger. These days, I dress for comfort. I will step out of the house looking like I’m headed to the gym everyday.
I realized that I have spent my entire life taking care of others. I took care of my twin sister when I was younger. Then, I took care of her children. Then, I had my own family and continue to take care of them. I have been assessing my own well-being by how well my family is doing. If my family is happy and healthy, I’m good! The only problem with that is I haven’t been attending to my own needs. Heck, I have neglected myself to the point that I can’t even identify my own needs.
I am sharing this because I know that I’m not the only one. There are other women out there who have sacrificed for others to the point that they have lost sight of themselves. I have started this blog in an attempt to reconnect with my own dreams for my life. I want to live my best life now. Our time on this earth is limited. As long as you have a breath in your body, it’s not too late to start doing the things that you’ve always dreamed of doing.
There is no going back in time and changing things. And, I wouldn’t change anything even if I could. I am grateful that I was blessed to be a blessing to others along the way. However, I really don’t want to die without realizing my full potential and living my best life. So, I invite you to come along with me as I rediscover myself and dust off my gifts and talents and start letting my little light shine. I’m really excited about the possibilities.