When you see me, I hope one can see I have an inner core that is gentle and quite meek. My exterior is strong, vibrant and built for resiliency…. Yet I often have fears and worries just like every other person.
When you see me, I hope one can see I am a proud mother, sister, daughter, and friend. I strive to be kind and love others daily. I am imperfect and willing to be open to an abundance of knowledge from those around me.
When you see me, I want you to know I often sit in silence and think how will my life progress? What’s next?
When you see me, I want you to know I love the quiet days I experienced while visiting my grandparents in the country…. Lots of trees and flowers… Life was a lot slower, and I could always reflect and find peace.
When you see me, I want you to know my heart is often filled with joy through music, reading and watching those special to me live life with no regrets. I continue to search for ways to continue to experience peace and joy daily.
When you see me, I want you to know I cry and feel sadness too. I am a human vessel on a journey that will continue to pursue happiness. When my days are filled with stress and hardship I go to my private place…. Silence… Solace moment to hear my inner voice speak to me ….. I am a private person often misunderstood by others …. Some may say I am rigid and unapproachable. I am often known to not get close to others quickly. I have to allow time and experiences to play out.
When I see me, I see a beautiful and quiet soul continuing to reach for the highest achievement…. I will continue to love myself so that I can love others.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tina Cook is a proud mother of 2 sons, ages 15 and 9. She is a 42 year old woman striving to be the ‘best version ‘ of herself daily. She enjoys reading, exercising and spending quality time with her family and friends. Tina works in the healthcare field helping to protect the most vulnerable victims…. victims of child abuse. She strives to be a leader that influences others to be great! Her passion for writing led her on a writing journey that started over a year ago after a dear friend inspired her through the art of developing a beautiful friendship. As she started to write, she realized “it heals my soul to write about my experiences in life”. Tina is a Poetic Healer on a journey to spread love, joy and peace. Tina hopes and prays that she is able to build a platform that will inspire women to ensure they develop self-love in order to love others.