I have not been myself. Not to say I know what that means right now. At this moment. I just think it to be true. Or maybe it’s not. How can I not be something I do not seem to fully understand? So I guess that statement is flawed. I am myself. For I am not the person I was yesterday.
We are all a new person every single waking moment. Every second that ticks away changes us. It might not be in an earth-shattering manner, but it is change nonetheless. If you can’t see any change, how about the fact that you are a day, a week or even a couple of hours older. Maybe you’ve shed a couple of hair strands in the shower. Whichever way you would like to look at it, there’s something new there.
Change does not have to be monumental to count. It is those little things that we don’t pay attention to that as a collective make us what we are. We grow from our experiences, meetings, words shared, hashtags and strangers we call friends. We outgrow some things and that is okay. That does not mean you are not yourself. You are who you decide to be.
I am myself and I have been for… well, all my life. What I had not realized was that I changed every day. I tried so hard to become something/someone I already was.
The things that got me excited no longer do. I don’t keep the same company I used to. I might be a different person tomorrow but that does not mean I lose who I am today. It just means I add on to who I already am. I have had moments where I was lost to myself. I was still in there; I just didn’t know it. Or maybe I chose to ignore it.
Change is inevitable. The best you can do is make sure it works for you not against you. Embrace change, don’t fight it. Whatever you have now might just be serving a purpose, it doesn’t mean it will be there forever. Be okay letting go, sometimes it’s the best thing you can do for yourself.
Go forth and be yourself. Be the best you you can be.