Do you know who you are meant to be?
Are you already that person?
Or are you still trying to figure it all out?
I have found that I learn new things about myself all the time. Things I thought I knew about my personality, my talents, my ambitions, my goals – they get turned on their head every few years it seems.
I always liked writing. But I never thought I was any good at it. So I only wrote when there was a wedding toast or a mediation at a funeral to give. Then at some point my job turned to having lots of small moments where writing something to be read aloud by someone else was necessary, and I realized how much I loved putting words on paper and moving them around until they made sense.
I was 38 when I first put my writing out into the world. And now four years later, even when life gets insanely busy and time feels like it’s got a firm grip on me, I always come back to it. The act of writing centers me and grounds me. The act of sharing my writing challenges me and moves me forward.
I never knew how much writing was a part of who I was until 38. But as much as I wish I had given myself a chance to discover it earlier, I’m so beyond blessed that I have found it now. It had taught me a few key lessons:
- It’s never too late to embrace who you are.
- It’s never too late to take one step forward to becoming who you are meant to be.
- Because you are thoughtfully formed, carefully created, and capable of incredible things if you just lean into being YOU.
So how are you going to show up today?
How am I? I’m gonna work on remembering who I am and what I have to offer and leaning in as best I can.
Maybe you can do the same?