Who you are

February 7, 2017

This is the truth.

Or, as they used to say, “Word!”

Maybe we just assumed we’d be….fill in the blank.

Maybe it’s what our parents wanted for us.

Maybe we thought our horizons were limited, that we couldn’t be anything else.

Maybe we got stuck in a rut.

Maybe we’ve been on autopilot.

Maybe it’s time to awaken to who we really are.

To imagine something different for ourselves.

Think about it.



25 comments on “Who you are
  1. Yup. I’m thinking about it. And thinking. It certainly is important enough to do just that. I don’t want my horizons to be limited, but I better play the lottery!!!

    • It’s interesting that we often see limitations that don’t relate to our lives as much as we think. I’ve definitely had that experience.When I opened up to what the Universe had for me, I saw that it was better and richer than what I thought I wanted, even if it wasn’t exactly as I envisioned. I suspect that this is the case with you. From this vantage point I see Spirit using you in so many inspirational ways, important ways. Your impact on the world is huge. One day we’ll have to talk about this!

  2. shari Eberts says:

    Absolutely. Great reminder. Thank you.

  3. Something I work hard at being comfortable with is not really what I am, but more what I am not.

  4. Lois Hoffman says:

    So true! I also have to battle what other people think I should be. I have to define success my way and not through other people’s perspective.Thanks for sharing!

  5. Robin says:

    I think about this all the time… as a designer I know how fluid style and story can be, and I deeply believe the same for our lives. We can be the author and the actor! xoxo Robin

  6. Donna says:

    This is my present “now”. Who am I? What am I doing? Do I even like me?

  7. Kaitlyn says:

    I love this because it is so true. We need to let go of expectations but we also cannot stop pushing ourselves to reach our goals. I had this internal battle all last year when I became a mama!


  8. Amber Myers says:

    Yes, I so love this quote! As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to appreciate myself more. In the past I was harder on myself.

  9. Who I am keeps changing. It’s hard to keep up with.

  10. Elizabeth O. says:

    I realized that I should start being honest to myself years ago. We can’t be that imaginary person that we or the people around us want us to be. We have to be who we really are and once you start accepting that, you’ll start having a better view of life.

  11. Entrepremom says:

    A great reminder! Someday I’d have the courage to face my personal goals.

    I am a baker by profession but deep inside me I know that I’ve always wanted to be a dressmaker 🙂

  12. It’s amazing isn’t it, what happens when you begin to really look at who and what you are, and how you got that way? When you begin to notice, and wonder, if you are what you are because you wanted to be that – or if it’s because when you were younger, someone told you that you should be that. But it’s in that wondering, in that finding of consciousness, that you truly find the power to know and become what YOU wanted all along.

  13. Oh boy! More thinking. I think my head is going to explode.Breathe in peace, exhale stress has now become my mantra!

  14. Mary says:

    Living in the now is what I try to accomplish each and every day!

  15. Kelly Reci says:

    a very big question to myself is who really am i? sounds weird but there is a meaning of what i was asking. this quote is very inspirational~

  16. Sara says:

    I am often thinking about they. Sometimes I feel I am quite close to the answer and sometimes so far! Our attitude and feeling are so impacting!

  17. Robin Rue says:

    This is such a great reminder to be comfortable in your own skin. I have never really thought about how I got to be the way that I am today.

  18. Cheryl F says:

    Life is not about always staying the same, and so we are. I guess what’s important is to love who are and not stressed out on who you are not.

  19. i do think we have to picture ourselves doing the things we once dreamed about and go for them

  20. Sue says:

    Love the quote Carol and your message. I’m thinking ????

  21. Margaretha says:

    I continually recreate my own identity and thus my own reality. Couldn’t be any other way.

  22. Tony says:

    Stuck in a rut is right – I’m FINALLY examining who I’ve been for the last 5 years, and pulling myself to where I want to be. Self-reflection is so important and I think so under-taught in the world today.

  23. Silly MUmmy says:

    Yes, very true. Important to accept who you actually are, not an imaginary version of yourself.

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