1. Tippy Gnu July 7, 2019 / 12:27 pm

    Yep. It’s a letting go. A looking through the glass onion. And a realization that everywhere you go, there you are. I love the meme also.

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    • Just Joan July 8, 2019 / 4:51 pm

      A lot of shit gets piled onto us as we move through life… finding ourselves is more of an inner archaeological dig than a search for a missing person. Finding $10 in an old winter coat is always welcome though. 🙂

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    • Just Joan July 8, 2019 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks, Lyart. One of my favorites. 🙂


    • Just Joan July 8, 2019 / 4:56 pm

      Ten bucks dissuaded you from looking for yourself? I wish I could let myself off that cheap. 🙂


    • Just Joan July 10, 2019 / 6:28 pm

      Yep! If you want to “find” yourself, now you know where to look. Retirement provides much time for such pursuits. 🙂


  2. Quirky Girl July 12, 2019 / 7:19 pm

    Yes! It’s definitely a journey of rediscovery, rather than an act of magically ‘finding’ ourselves.

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  3. K E Garland July 13, 2019 / 6:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. I absolutely love it because it’s pretty true for me.

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  4. circumstance227 July 21, 2019 / 6:26 pm

    Great thoughts. As a teacher, I spent a fair amount of time trying to get the kids to unlearn things. As a traveler, I came to believe that removing yourself from the culture you grew up in helps a lot in finding out who you are. As a mom, I tried not to plant assumptions in my daughters’ minds: e.g. it was never “When you get married and have kids, . . . ” but “If you decide some day to get married or have kids, . . . ” I think such little things can make a huge difference.

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