Ridiculous, Resilient Me: Lessons Learned Along The Way To Filling My Own Shoes
I don't know about you, but I spend my life playing a LOT of different roles. I'm a working woman. (Scratch that. I'm a workaholic.). I'm a loving (and exhausted) mother. I'm an exceptional wife (in my opinion). I'm a daughter, a friend, a writer, a teacher... the list goes on and on.
I don't have a clue what my "authentic self" looks like! (And did you notice self is singular? Does that mean I only get one?).
Turning forty may or may not have been a teeny midlife crisis for me. It left me feeling reflective about my journey and asking myself some hard questions. What if I stopped thinking about everyone else and started thinking about ME? If I strip away all of the roles I play, who would be left without all of my labels and responsibilities? Looking back on the last decade of my life, I realized it was an absolute gong show. The silver lining is that I've discovered a lot about myself and my own resilience. I may have tripped on my proverbial high heels and landed flat on my face many times, but I always get back up and use those lessons to become a better version of me.
This is the story about some of the lessons I've learned in my less-than-graceful attempt to navigate my life. If you're like me, still trying to figure out who you are, this book is for you. I hope you'll laugh at my mistakes, see yourself in my failures, and appreciate some of the lessons I can share. Maybe, just maybe, we'll both uncover our authentic selves along the way.
About the Author:
Kelly Cleeve is a Buddhist and educator who swears like a sailor - is beautifully complicated and colorful. She lives with her family outside of Vancouver, British Columbia.