Thank you all for your encouragement and advice. It’s honestly refreshing to hear that most of you read to hear what I have to say, not necessarily to read about my latest workout or what I ate. That gives me hope that I can transition this blog from focusing primarily on wanting to be an athlete to something else…most likely something about wanting to figure out what it means to be me.
Maybe it’s a sign of getting older, but I’m finally starting to feel comfortable in my own skin. Not just about the way I look, but comfortable with my personality, my quirks, my beliefs, my struggles…everything who makes me ME. Most people who know me are surprised at how much I struggle with these things – I come across as very self-confident, but it has often been a cover for feeling very insecure about what people would think about me if they really knew me.
But that honesty doesn’t scare me anymore. I’m not perfect – and that’s okay. I’ve messed up – and that’s okay. I’m learning what forgiveness is all about – not only that my mistakes won’t be held against me by God, but that I don’t have to hold them against myself. They’re forgiven.
And you know what? God created me the way I am for a reason.
I believe He created you the way you are for a reason too.
Think about it this way – throughout ALL of history, there has never been the unique combination of personality and experience that you possess. The things you have gone through during your life, combined with your unique disposition and temperament have prepared you to accomplish something on this earth that no one else is so uniquely prepared to do.
It may not be something they will write books about. It may not be something that qualifies you for sainthood. But it is something. And it is your job to figure out what that is.
What are some of YOUR unique qualities? I’m incredibly strong-willed…and if used in the right way, that can be a GOOD thing!
What is something you believe you were meant to accomplish?