One of my wonderful friends offered me some candid words when I interviewed her about a transition she was going through in her life. I asked her to tell me the biggest difference between who she was before going through this difficult transition – through sickness – and who is she is today. She expresses so clearly what so many feel as they start to come out of a time of transition. An internal revolution has happened, yet the world around us has not changed one bit and we need to re-emerge and find our new place in it. We need to let the world know that when we’ve changed.
Here’s what she said:
I very much feel like an impostor. I feel like I don’t know who I am but people have been supporting me because they remember me to be this great person. I think I still have remnants of that, but I also feel incredibly drained and I don’t have energy to to do as much good as I could in the past.