“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar.
“I—I hardly know, Sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.” (Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll).
In our search to find meaning in our professional lives, we often find ourselves at a loss like Alice, in the Alice in Wonderland story, unsure - at the present moment - who we are or where we're heading. Our mind gets foggy, like the smoke from the Caterpillar's hookah, threatening to misguide our way.
The story of Alice in Wonderland reminds me of the many challenges we often go through; the disappointments, self-doubt, cross-roads. Along the way, we encounter many different personalities, that, in their own way, try to help us in our journey. Sometimes it's clear, sometimes only time reveals the meaning.
Yet, in the end, we always end up coming right back to where we started. Our true selves. Identifying who we are and what we believe in, what makes us happy, what our core values are, what we're really good at. Then, turning right around and sharing it with others.
The journey through Wonderland is unique to each individual, but the message is universal:
✨You know who you are, don't be afraid to be that