Saturday, November 15, 2008


I have found that there are times in life when you become a stranger to yourself.

This has happened to me numerous times - the sensation has been caused as often by external factors as internal: becoming a university student, at the worst of my relationship with Alan, moments abroad when everything around me has been so different I can't figure out who I am much less what's going on where I am, moments of extreme emotion.

Lately I have absolutely found that I am a stranger to myself. Which is just fine, as I have discovered that the stranger phase is one that usually precedes positive change.

Disconcerting, though, isn't it?

Perhaps it's time to spend a little less time wrapped up in my head and more time gazing outwards.

Granted, navel gazing has always been my thing.

Sunday Scribblings


"Sunshine" said...

"I have discovered that the stranger phase is one that usually precedes positive change." This was my favorite line. I never thought of that, but now that you say it, I believe you are right! Great piece of introspection!

B. Roan said...

"Naval gazing"...great line. BJ

Lilly said...

I agree with b.roan. Beautiful!

Linda Jacobs said...

Interesting! i like your thinking!

~*sis*~ said...

interesting perspective...i love your "navel gazing" :)

Ray said...

Yay Amanda! Welcome to Sunday Scribblings!

Your post was beautiful, and fit you well!


tumblewords said...

Exactly! Very nicely said!

Mary said...

I tend to collect phrases and quotes, and "the stranger phase is one that usually precedes positive change" really speaks to me.

Well written.

Rambler said...

may be thats how we grow, adding the stranger into our routine

Amanda said...


Doe said...

now i know what's "wrong" with me;
i guess it's a phase in which we all go through at some point, but what's assuring is that it's followed by positive change only if one's willing and soul searching of course

much peace