Whats Your Word?

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Most of us are still in the stage of life where we are searching for “who we are.” When someone asks you to describe yourself how do you start out? Most of us will begin something like this, “daughter, sister, friend, loyal, loving, blah blah blah. But that’s just what you are, not necessarily WHO you are. Watching the movie “Eat Pray Love” triggered this thought for me. The main character Liz Gilbert, while sitting around a table eating with friends was asked what her word would be to say who she is, she responded with “writer.” She was told that’s what she does, not who she is. She was unable to give an answer then. We can describe everything, everyone, and everyplace in one or two words and you understand totally who or what that is. But can you flip the script and do it for yourself? Finding out who you really are is probably the most difficult task you will try to achieve in your lifetime. Most women don’t find out who they really are until their later years in life. We have so many resources for us to use and opportunities at our fingertips to explore and discover ourselves. Go out and try something new, experience something new, push your boundaries, step out of your comfort zone. And on your path of discovery, don’t allow others to stop you or tell you who they think you should be.

“Often we don’t listen to who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.” ~Unknown