“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung
Typically, I like to give the platform for sharing wisdom to the voices of women, but I’ve been chewing on the idea for a while now about how to tell some of my own stories, or even why to tell them, so this thought by Carl Jung jumped out to me, resonating with where I am in own musings about telling stories.
I’ve been told that I’m a “private person.” Seriously, I’m not sure quite what this means. From what I’ve observed, most humans are “private” about sharing personal and vulnerable things about themselves and I wonder, does being “private” make me less relatable? If instead I share my moments of connection rather than stories of pain and triumph, will you still feel an understanding and connection with me?