I have to admit that my masculine side was present more than I liked during the years I was raising 4 boys mostly alone, especially in the adolescent and teenaged years.
I know that it was necessary; geez, they would have mowed me over had I not possessed that drill sergeant voice that I could call up upon command.
They are beautiful men now, 24-30. I don't need that voice anymore, but find it has hung around, and pops up sometimes, out of habit I guess, usually with the dogs, or sometimes I speak to myself out loud in that voice. Yikes!
I decided today, to say goodbye once and for all to that voice. I want to fully embrace "soft" again. Don't confuse that with Being soft, I am a STRONG woman, and proud of that, but I want to move and speak softly again. Not for anyone else, just for me.
I am becoming reacquainted with that part of me. I loved her soft spirit and her femininity.
I missed her. Guess what I am discovering? She is still lovely.
What lost part of yourself would you like to become reacquainted with?