August 26, 2010

On being known…

One of the “pains” of moving to a new place/new land is the pain of not being fully-known.

Who knows me, really?  My husband and my children know me in my entirety, but others here just see the bits that are exercised here in this place.  Some days I recall whole chunks of me that noone here knows of. Gifts, talents, passions, desires that simply haven’t found expression here.

What does this mean?

  • It means moments of frustration, when i suspect i haven’t been fully “heard”
  • It means a chance for reinvention of self (but i liked old-self quite well)
  • It means a need to keep opening myself to others, so i can be known
Posted by Lynne Taylor at 05:07 PM | Comments (5)
Comments

and that opening oneself up to others, telling the story of you again and again is tiring. not that i’m in a new land, but a process that requires the same … but I for one am looking forward to getting to know you better :o)
hang in there

Posted by: sarah Agnew at August 26, 2010 6:49 pm

Thanks for this Lynne. It’s a huge thing to start over somewhere … I’m not sure what it says about my regular life that I love shedding my skin when I travel and realise no-one expects me to be a certain way based on how they have perceived me in the past … but the flipside is that eventually I too grow weary of meeting new people and trying to sum myself up in 3 minute or less soundbite. Like Sarah, I look forward to learning more about you… and to checking back here for more thoughtful reflections!

Posted by: Michelle Coram at August 26, 2010 10:17 pm

Thanks for the lovely comments, Michelle and Sarah… i look forward to getting to know you both better too. 🙂

Posted by: Lynne Taylor at August 26, 2010 11:19 pm

thanks for your honesty Lynne. I too look forward to getting to know you. I’d love to know more about some of “Gifts, talents, passions, desires that simply haven’t found expression” … yet.

Posted by: Linda at August 26, 2010 11:55 pm

So pleased that you are blogging again. As one who does know your undoubted gifts and talents it’s good to get beyond the family things to the real Lynne thoughts and areas of deep and more private interest. Dad

Posted by: Ian at September 16, 2010 1:00 pm
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