I love the idea of writing about self-discovery as a woman, exploring identity in the context of uncertainty. I am keen to share my story of choosing me and finding me and also hearing how other women have gone through similar self-explorations and what they’ve found. The adventure of self – the most exciting and scary adventure of all. – Shannon, mother of two little boys
The Search for Self is for women,
who are mothers or want to be someday.
Being a mother is a huge part of our lives, and we love it.
It also doesn’t define our entire being.
We have our own interests and passions.
We have relationships to nurture with partners and friends
and big dreams to pursue.
And these don’t end when we parent.
The Search for Self is about building a strong sense of identity and reconnecting with self.
We are a group of women unpacking the stories that have shaped our lives so we can gain insight into who we are and the lives we want to live. We’re also about having some fun and learning to take better care of ourselves in the midst of motherhood.
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here's what other women have to say...
“The Search for Self is about building a strong sense of identity through creative processes (writing, art, photography, sewing, and more). By creating narratives out of things, places, and memories, we reflect upon what these artifacts and stories tell us about ourselves and our quest to have a meaningful life.” – Kim
Feeling vulnerable takes courage. It’s not something I let myself do very often. Lainie (the heart behind The Search for Self) has a way of listening that allows you to let down your guard, to feel safe, to trust her with your thoughts and ideas. She poses questions that allow me to feel stronger. She has a kindness that seeps into you and lights you up. What an incredible gift she has and is willing to share. -Aynsley
THIS IS THE ADVENTURE FOR YOU IF...
You like beautiful and messy processes.
You need to find your own way.
You want to explore what interests you, when it means something to you,
and when you have time for it.
You recognize that true learning, the kind that changes how you see the world, takes time.
It’s about revisiting, learning, healing, and making new.
We hope you’ll join us.
I can’t wait to see where we end up.