Why a blog?
I like to write. I like to write? I don't think I have ever said that before. I have never been one to express myself through writing. And starting a blog? That is the last thing I would have thought I would do. So what changed? Freedom? Lack of judgment? Maybe. I have the authority and the power to be who I want to be. I don't have to fit into a box. I don't have to perform as the world expects me to. I am an individual, and I am choosing to be individual.
I have come to the point where what I say goes. This doesn't mean that I get to take other people's authority. This simply means that I am in control of my own life and my own future. I have the power to make changes, positive or negative, and I have the power to make my own path. This doesn't mean that it is okay to break the law because you don't agree with it, or be rude because you are just being honest, or purposely be so outlandish because you are trying to prove a point. What I am talking about here is finding the real you. Who are you? What makes you special? What do you want to do with your life? That's what I am interested in.
For the first time in a long time, I am proud of myself. Not because I ran a marathon or won a million dollars, but because I have found myself. I am free to be me. Over the last couple of years, I have made decisions that have really impacted my family's lives and futures, for the better. I have stepped out of my comfort zone to reach out to people, to help someone in need or even just to talk to someone whom I never would have talked to before. And it was so liberating, exciting and scary, all at the same time.
So what is my big take away here? Find yourself, and then be yourself. We have enough copycats and impersonators in this world already. What we really need is true, authentic people following their dreams and being who they were made to be. That is all.