“Embrace your uniqueness.? Time is much too short to be living someone else's life.”?? – Kobi Yamada
Found this quote on darkblue today. It isn't what I have been thinking about, but it is related. And I just had to throw it in here.
I'm 40. (Yeah, for some of you that is old. Oh well. Not for me.) In my life I have been me, but sometimes I haven't liked me. I have hidden my mind by not speaking up. I have hidden my body by overeating and/or wearing baggy clothes. I have hidden my personality by hanging around different kinds of people.
I like who I am now. I wear sexy clothes and while I am not sure that I am comfortable with them, I do know I look good in them. I know I'm smart. I know I'm friendly and a good friend.
Basically, I've come to accept my faults (stubborn, talk too much, have zits) and my strengths ( good conversationalist, great boobs, smart).
I wonder why it took me so long to accept who I am.
I look at the angst on these entries and I just want to say, “It'll be okay. Eventually you will be someone who can handle this.” But, you know, some of that stuff no one should have to handle. Some of that stuff won't even matter to the writer in another week.
I think that time is relative. The older you are, the shorter time gets relative to you. A year, when you are 10 is one tenth of your life. When you are 40, it's the equivalent of a third of a year to a 10 year old. Plus, you know how time works and you've seen it change your life and perspective. So a year is even less time.
So, who are you? And, don't wait so long to learn to like yourself!