Before Butters and Bambi, there was a time when I was confused and often sad. This was when nothing made sense to me. My life choices seemed counterintuitive and even stupid. Yet something in me told me to press on.
We’ve all been there…the sweat inducing fight or flight response. When I came to this critical point, I ran from the person I thought I was supposed to be so I could create someone I wanted to be.
The road to self-discovery is long and confusing. No one gives you a manual about how to be you. It takes a series of life lessons and the support of friends before you can understand the real you. Some of us get it right, others are still learning. I think I’m at a place where I’m trying to apply what I’ve learned. After all, what’s the point of gaining knowledge if you’re not going to use it?
I’m pretty sure I’ve become better at being me. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert but at least now I’m at ease about who I am, where I’m going, what I want to be when I grow up.
And while I continue to shape who I am, I will laugh, cry, dance, and drive.