Who are you? Such a simple question but a difficult one to answer. There’s no easy answer and when you think about it, I mean really think about it, your answer will be like no other. Because each of us is born with special gifts and talents like no other. When we have the opportunity to share those special talents with the world, that results in the manifestation of pure joy. All of us are here for a reason but sometimes everyday life gets us in the way of making and keeping the connection between self and the world. What were you put on this planet to do? What is you true calling? What is your purpose?
So if you strip yourself of your everyday family and work roles, who are you? Can you sum it up in one word, three words or a sentence? Tough, right? I think the reason it is so difficult is because we get so caught up in our everyday roles, we forget about who we were before we stepped into those roles? You know, a time when we had zero responsibilities and had time to kick back, daydream and fantasize about our lives. I challenge anyone reading this post to take a few minutes and ponder the question, who are you? And please know, there are no right or wrong answers.
Have I given you something to think about? I thought it would be only fair to share my thoughts about who I am. I have pondered this question a lot through the years and continue to do so because life is an evolution. I am a creative soul who’s creative journeys allow me to see the world as a vessel of possibilities. My handmade endeavors are the vehicle that allows me to reach deep inside and stay in touch with my authentic self. Just the other day, I was listening to an interview where a daughter described her mother as “someone who could have fun inside a paper bag.” It made me chuckle because that is so me. I see both the world and people as a spectrum of colors, each person, each hue, uniquely different. And looking at life through a creative lens is my “it”, my unique specialness.
What is your “it”? I believe everyone has “it” whether they realize it or not. And your “it” is that special part of you that sets you apart from everyone else. Have no idea what your “it” is? Thinking of the defining moments in your life, times when you rose above adversity and experiences that touched your heart. Think about what you love to do and others appreciate. What are you doing when you lose track of time and/or forget to eat? Notice any common denominators between those defining moments, experiences or fond memories?
So, again I ask, who are you? What is your it? No clue? Either way, I would love to know.