I had a wee different experience in that I was my most authentic self until reaching age 23, but then shifting to meet the vision of my husband's expectation, I began to play the role of 'executive wife', then mother and business woman.
I was able to hold on to certain aspects of my 'authentic' self through sheer will-power and determination but certainly great chunks of
ME the ARTIST seemed to be set aside for too long.
I have decided it is time to return those chunks back into play. To help me get started, I spent a remarkable 4 hours with my friend Laurie of Capella Memoirs and the experience was freeing and electrifying!
One of the discoveries I made in the process is that the chunks I thought I had so carefully set aside had not been 'out of play' after all!
FYI: It is NO accident that I have chosen to use blue font----blue is the color of POSSIBILITY. I invite you to visit Hide A Heart's blog to read more about My Life As Art.