We all want to “find ourselves” or “create ourselves”. Well, are you there yet?
Who I am is a bi-product of all of you.
Your compliments, your support, your insults.
Your presence has pushed me down, pushed me over, pushed me skyward.
Who I am is a reflection of how I chose to react to all of you.
Whether to fight with nasty words or bite my tongue, flip tables or sit at one calmly, let rage burn me down or fuel build me higher.
I am a direct correlation of responses to all of YOU.
To love fiercely as I have been loved, help a hand in need as I have been helped, pass on the kindness that has been given to me.
We can learn much easier and much quicker by following the examples of those around us… of you.
You want to know what you created?
This is who I am.
I am fiercely passionate about people.
I care vastly and deeply, sometimes quite overwhelmingly so.
I laugh frequently and uninhibitedly, scaring the pain right out of my system.
I have become stronger than I can recognize through let down after let down and rejection slapping me in the face.
I’ve been brought down to me knees to realize that I can always stand back up.
My favorite feeling in the world is sunshine kissing my skin and the ocean sand squishing between my toes.
I long for adventure through mountain tops and exploring country after country. And I’ll do it, too.
I’m undeniably comfortable with the person I’ve become and overwhelmingly excited for the woman I intend to create.
Pride is hard work and deep breaths.
Humbleness is never forgetting the struggles you’ve chosen to fight through to get you where you are.
Ambition is recognizing the struggles you will have to face to accomplish the life you want so badly to live.
The life you are living right now.
Are we there yet?
Until next time,