Do you ever stop to think about what and who have molded you to be who you are today? Do you ever look back to figure out where you are going? Seems like a crazy thought, but for some reason lately, I feel like this is exactly what I need to do. I have struggled most of my adult life with trying to be someone I am not and not being who I am really meant to be. Why? I guess it is due to feeling like I need to be the person that others expect me to be. So who am I really? What makes me tick? These are questions I find hard for myself to answer. Honestly, I don’t really know who I am. I feel like I some times am lost in this world someplace between who I want to be and who I think others want me to be. Does that make sense?
Well, this year, I have made it a point to find out who I am. To surround myself with things that I love and to reflect on the real me. No more trying to please everyone else, but instead doing what makes me happy. The problem is, how do I do that? One step at a time, I guess. The first step…being truthful and putting it out there that this is how I feel. The second step, finding out for myself what I really enjoy and not what I think I enjoy because others have put that on me. What a process!
So here is to going back and thinking about who and what has made me who I am and committing to memory everything that makes these things a part of me. I want to be able to piece together all these things and find the joy and hope in who I am.
Each day this week, I am going to look at one person who has impacted my life and think about how that person has contributed to making me the person I am today.
Hopefully when looking back, I can see who I really am and be able to move forward becoming the person that I truly am called to be. There is no time like the present to live your life to the fullest!