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Pretty much exactly.
I have been feeling rather confused lately.
I think I might be having a mini identity crisis.
I have been so incredibly focused the last 7 years
and now I am stepping back
and reflecting
in a way I simply didn’t make the time for previously.
I am not the same person I was.
I don’t have the same beliefs, skills, interests or desires
and I am finding myself a bit disoriented
as I attempt to integrate and distill.
But when I read this quote, something clicked.
Part of what has been so confusing to me
is reconciling who I used to be
with what I feel I am stepping into,
and there is a nagging fear
that I am losing myself.
But I actually don’t think that is what’s happening.
I think I am being asked to let go
of who I imagined myself to be
so I can become who I am.
As I have mentioned before,
I have a hard time letting go —
generally when I think about letting go,
I am thinking about things outside of me —
relationships, friends, jobs etc…
But I never really thought about letting go
of who I used to be.
We can get so attached to our identity
and our story, understandably,
but as I turn my attention
to what is happening currently —
what I am drawn to and inspired by,
I suddenly am less confused,
and dare I say have clarity.
Unbecoming to become.
May you allow yourself
to keep waking up
to who you be.

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.