When I started writing this blog 8 years ago, I was struggling with the different archetypes that make up who I am. I fought internal battles regularly, because I thought I should choose one and stick with it. The “Good Lisa” vs. “Fun Lisa” war went on for a very long time.
I was lost.
Since then, I think I’ve done a decent job at embracing all of the parts that, together, make up Lisa. But it’s so much easier to deal with them one at time. When the kids are with me, I’m Mom. When I’m at the office, I’m Working Girl. When I’m flirting, I’m Fun Lisa. And so on.
I guess it’s time for me to move to the next lesson and figure out how to manage these archetypes when they end up in the same room together.
Right now, I’m faced with two of them colliding, and one is a very masculine persona, while the other is such a girly girl. I don’t know whether to grab my crotch and spit or bat my eyelashes.
But things are changing, and it’s wild and wonderful and I remain extremely happy in all of this.