Today I had a new motto sort of bubble up from the irritation from a favor asked of me today.
“Just because someone cannot be what I need them to be doesn’t mean I should stop trying to be who I want to become”
I wrote it down on a post-it note and stuck it in my calendar. The more I read it through the day the more I realized what a blessing this is. I get to re-create my life. I. Get. To. Re-Create. My. Life. Like scraping the barnacles off the keel of my soul and revealing the bare planks ready for a smooth departure into the future. Well, smooth-ish, as smooth as anyone else can hope for in this life. So, hope is returning.
The medication and settling into my own body again has opened up doors that I thought were closed off, More like boarded up and padlocked, dressers and bookshelves piled in front of the door just for good measure. Dare I say hope is returning? I choose who I will become. I’m excited, I’m scared, I’m daunted by the task ahead of me, but I’m hopeful.
**WARNING: IMMATURE RANT TO FOLLOW**
Why do I have to change? Why am I the only one that has to be the nice one, the kind one, the polite one? Why do I feel like I’m getting taken advantage of? It’s not fair, it’s not right and I’m not going to stand for this any longer!
Okay, so I still have a way to go.
2 thoughts on “Who I Want To Become”
I think part of life is determining who you really are, and living an authentic life as yourself instead of always feeling obliged to be what everyone else wants you to be. A quote that helped me get through something vaguely similar was:
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
– Lao Tzu
Great quote. I’ll have to add it to my other ones. Than you for your comment.