Have You Written Your “About Me” Page?

As women we often forget to take the time to acknowledge our successes. Honestly, when was the last time you marveled at your well-earned accomplishments? Have you ever made the time to seat back and appreciate all you’ve done with your life? Today is the day, we’re writing our “about me” pages!

I wrote an “about me” page recently and in all honesty, I found it one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. I wanted to write a page about myself for my blog. I didn’t want to just write a list of “things” that I’d done, I wanted to write about how what I’ve experienced in my life has enabled me to do what I’m doing today.

Writing an “About Sharon” page meant actually taking the bits and pieces of my life and figuring out how everything I did or lived through or accomplished or “messed up,” ended up having a positive impact on how I’m living my life today. Believe me when I say it was a major eye-opening experience!

I had a very difficult time writing about myself. I’m talking about writing about myself – more than listing which schools I attended or the degrees I earned. I mean writing about what I’ve learned from living my life and the impact those life lessons have on me today as an educator and mentor. It took some serious soul-searching.

I’ll be honest with you, it literally took me a couple of weeks. It started me thinking about why was I having such a difficult time placing a value and a benefit on my accomplishments.

  • Didn’t I value my abilities?
  • Didn’t I feel I had accomplished enough?
  • Didn’t I appreciate what I had achieved?
  • Was I afraid of being judged for not being good enough?

How did a simple one-page blog bio turn into an exercise about self-worth and self-esteem? This exercise was definitely an eye-opener!

Have you written your “about me” page? Have you taken the time to sit down and write about all the many accomplishments of which you are proud? Many of us take for granted the day-to-day, month-to-month and year-to-year things that we do as if they are nothing special.

Humor me here, sit down and write your “about me” page as if you’re writing it for a website. Why? Because your self-esteem and self-confidence will thank you.

Writing an “about me” page is different from writing a resume. An “about me” page is more than impersonally writing down facts and statistics. “About me” adds the element of how your life’s experiences have made these facts and statistics an important part of shaping you into the whole and complete person you are today.
An interesting part of writing your “about me” page will be seeing and feeling the reaction you have to writing about how your accomplishments can benefit not only yourself but others as well. Plan on carving out an hour or so for writing. To truly benefit from this experience, your “about me” should be between 400 – 600 words long.

I have a feeling you’ll be discovering some major “aha’s” about the value you are placing on your day-to-day skills and maybe even the importance you’re placing on yourself as a worthy and deserving person.

This article was originally published in the Self-Development section of BellaOnline.com by Sharon Michaels.

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