In my freezing cold walk to work this morning, I was thinking a lot about a Beyoncé interview that I listened to on the train. If you don’t know by now, I love me some Beyoncé. I have no shame. I will profess my love for her from the rooftops and catch myself
twerking bopping my head on the train to her music on most of my morning commutes.
This interview was about her recent surprise album release and she answered questions directly from her fans using Instagram videos. One answer in particular caught my attention. A fan asked her who was “Yoncé”. Was this Beyoncé, Sasha Fierce, or a brand spankin’ new alter ego? And what did it mean? (If you haven’t listened to her album, she has a song called Yoncé “I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker …Yoncé all on his mouth like liquor …”)
She revealed that A. this wasn’t something she came up with and B. Yoncé is Beyoncé. Prior to this album, she felt the need to use an alter ego, or another version of herself to express certain feelings, but now she acknowledges and celebrates the fact that she is multifaceted and multidimensional.
When I heard her say this, it reminded me of how I felt when I finally shared my last name with you last week. I felt such a sigh of relief that now I don’t have to hide so much about myself anymore. If you want to Google me and find out what I do in my full time profession; you can. If my employer Googles me, they will most likely find this blog.
As a person, and especially as a women, we have so many layers. We are mothers, daughters, sisters, career women, bloggers, lovers, girlfriends, best friends, ambassadors, care takers, vixens, story tellers, grandmothers, entrepreneurs, brands, and so much more! I often find that I segment myself into different versions of myself; the same way Beyoncé talked about. (For some reason, I think this all comes across if you follow me on Instagram… but that’s a whole different story.)
At work I know that I am all about my business, as it should be. But I have been told that I can even appear to be unapproachable because I am so serious. With my friends, they laugh when they hear this because I am a fool. I love to laugh, joke, dance, and play around. I am also extremely affectionate. Once you are in my inner circle, be prepared for extra hugs, hand written notes, and random acts of kindness. Dare I say that sometimes I also want to feel sexy?!?! So I’ll dress myself up and go out with my girls and dance until I can’t feel my legs.
All of these facets are normal. We are all multifaceted.
I had planned for a completely different post today, but this was fresh on my mind so I wanted to share with you. I’ve seen so many posts about being fearless in 2014 in the blogging community. I have also written about being bare and fearless plenty of times too. My wish for myself, and all of my readers is that we can all be our best selves this year; multifaceted, beautiful and courageous human beings.
If you want to see the Beyoncé interview, follow this link.