I’ve been lagging off a bit on the site, lately. I’ve been somewhat busier than normal spending time with a new friend, but beyond that – I just haven’t been very motivated. There have been some personal issues dancing around me, as well, though I won’t bother with that… at least, not yet.
Today I want to pose a simple question to you: Who do you want to be?
The correct answer, obviously, is yourself – who else CAN you be? Just thought I’d nip the sarcasm in the bud right now with that one ;-). Really, though, adults often ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, in regards to a profession, but I’m more interested in WHO people want to be. Perhaps you have someone who you look up to and admire, or perhaps you don’t. Perhaps you want to follow in the career/artistic/lifestyle path of some famous historical figure, or perhaps you’re very happy with how your life is going. The question, as I’m intending to pose it here, isn’t necessarily about that, though, because we’re all different and when it comes down to it you can only be yourself. However, who is that self? I just wanted to pose this question because it’s one I’ve been thinking about lately (as well as for the past 10 years). I was chatting with my friend the other night, about what we want out of life… and it’s always interesting to hear such different ideas. Take the lyrics and song title of “I’ve Gotta Be Me” and share with us WHAT makes you you. What do you want to achieve with your life, your career, your hopes, your dreams, your personality, your friends, your love… Who do you want to be? Haha, this isn’t a school assignment (though I just had a horrible flashback-to-high-school feeling about it), so if you don’t want to join in… you sure as the devil don’t have to.
Since this is just as much a catharsis for me, as it is an interesting topic, I’ll post my own in a couple of days, but until then you can leave a comment on this post in answer. Heck, if you have your own blog, and care to examine yourself on this topic, share the link here, if you feel so inclined. I know, I know, “why so serious?” so don’t take this TOO dramatically. Likewise, age is not a factor. I’m 27, and though I have no CLUE what I’m going to do with my life, I know who I am. I know some who are older who know neither, and some who are younger who know both – so, like I said, age means nothing.
Someone said something very nice about me today, which I’ll talk about when I post my own, and it got me thinking. It reminded me of who I am, and also of who I continually aspire to be, and just as I found it interesting to hear my friend’s thoughts the other night, I’d love to hear yours. You can give us a straight list, a poem, or six long paragraphs, but I love people, and I’d love to give any of you a chance to share with us all the answer to the question:
Who do you want to be?