I’ve been doing some thinking while I’ve been focusing on my real world job and the frivolities of paying the bills and whatnot, and it dawned on me that, for most of my life, I’ve been so focused on what everyone else wanted or needed me to be that I’ve forgotten who I was myself.
There has been no real self, no ‘me’. There’s just been mom, wife, worker, etc. And I think I’m getting a little tired of it. I think it’s time to stop worrying about everyone else’s opinion and just be myself, with all my little idiosyncrasies that no one else gets.
When I look at my kids, both almost grown, I realize that I don’t want that for them. I want them to be themselves, to pursue what they want to pursue, and to be happy with their lives. In fact, I wish that for everyone. Life is too short to be chained to something we hate or that makes us miserable, not when there’s an entire world out there and myriad possibilities for each one of us.
So, seize the day and make it a great one.