I just read Tiff, with @staying_inside_the_grey
latest post, where she talks about the substance behind the photo. I read it in the midst of my day job. And it really resonated with me. So Tiff, thank you, I appreciate all that you share with your community!
So I'm posting this dual photo of me post today, because right now I very much feel like this sums up my life, like I'm living dual lives at the same time. I have this first face, the "professional" face. And perhaps until today I didn't realize how much I step into this "role" as I get dressed with my business casual attire and come into the office. Its not bad by any means. I mean having this role allows me flexibility, allows me the opportunity to AFFORD chasing after my dream. Yet, as I near 2 years with my new business that is mine, my innards scream louder and louder that this is not me. It's a very odd feeling to be good at something, and be viewed as an expert in a field, yet have almost a sadness about it. Feel free to call me nuts for this, I know I have on several occassions.
Then you flip to the second picture, where you can't even see my face, and yet all I see there is pure joy. That other part of my life, where I run my own business, don't get me wrong, comes with it's own unique stressors and hurdles to process, and I by no means could be declared an expert in either the making or the business running aspect, yet I would say my heart aches to be doing that work.
So here I stand, recognizing, naming that duality of my life, right now anyway. And understanding perhaps a little more the truth to behind what a picture says.
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