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Define Your Role as Servant {Velvet Ashes}

I felt invalidated for a long time.

It began in a faith culture where women were to be quiet and keep their spiritual convictions to themselves.

It moved into my first working environment where my success was excused as youthful energy.

And then motherhood—how in the world do you validate yourself in motherhood? I’ve decided it’s nearly impossible.

So the fact that I am passionate about my faith, young and new to overseas work, and a mother to a toddler stirred up a perfect storm in my life.

This is the story of my mid-twenties identity crisis.

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