The human species is a wondrously complicated creature. We are in every sense of the word – magical.

As we live and grow, we learn more about ourselves and our place in the world. I’m sure you'd agree that our self-perception shifts and changes dramatically as we live and learn through each decade of life. Looking back at how things unfolded makes all kinds of sense, but during the unfolding it certainly doesn't feel that way, does it?

For the most part, we spend our 20’s, 30’s and sometimes 40’s doing a thing we call “finding ourselves”. For me, I found a lot of limitations and boundaries. I found many things I desired, but believed were out of my reach: love, happiness, success. I found many things I told myself I didn’t deserve, so guess what? I never had them.

I’m discovering in my 50’s that as well as I think I know myself, I practically know very little. I know the ‘surface self’ really well, but the person that lies underneath all that… well, she’s just starting to rise.

She’s beginning to reveal her depth of character. She’s beginning to show me her strengths as well as her weaknesses. With each unwrapped layer, she’s bringing me closer and closer to the person I'm meant to be. She’s bringing me back to myself.