I sometimes wonder if this is what those forms that say, “Tell Us About Yourself” really want to know. I have a wide variety of standard answers that would fit into the little box that they offer, however, I find myself stating the usual (safe) suspects of, “dependable, honest, trustworthy…” when, in fact, what I would really like to say is: I would love to ride a dragon. I often fantasize about being a Samurai (and fighting in a battle where I win). That I never quit and I rarely yield. That I believe Laughter is a cure for almost anything. That I want to be fearless and fierce every day of my life. I want to lead. I’d declare that I place the most value on my happiness… and on true love. I want to inspire and be inspired. I’d write how I too struggle with my own identity and insecurities. I’d say how I try very hard to follow the Buddhist way of not holding onto things but it’s something I have to remind myself of frequently. I exercise mindfulness and although I teach yoga and love to teach…. I often don’t make time for my own practice. I’d add I believe that brilliant things can be learned in silence. And, I’d end by saying, that a long time ago…. I was my own hero and that knowledge makes me fearless and fierce (almost everyday of my life).
There is no amount of space in a box that could possibly contain “Who I am”. It changes every day. But the one thing that never changes is that I always hope and strive to be the very best version of myself.
So, that’s me…. at least me right now 😉
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