|Are you who you want to be or are you someone that has abilities to be who you want to be? The choice is all yours!|
Who are you? Do you know? How do you know? Is it because what you think, or know, you can do or is it based on what you actually do? There is a huge difference there.
I, for instance, have always known I could write, but I never did. Just knowing that I could didn’t make me a writer. Today I am one, even if it’s only on my blog, so far. The difference being that I actually do write today. I have taken action.
J K Rowling, Agatha Christie, Stieg Larsson, Mark Twain or any other writer wouldn’t be authors/writers if they hadn’t chosen to share their written words with us. They made a difference, in their own lives as well as in a lot of other people lives. But it’s not their abilities that shows us who they are/were, it is the fact that they chose to share them.
Do you think you are a fantastic girlfriend, or boyfriend (husband or wife, friend, parent and so on)? Well, what is it that makes you fantastic in that sense? Do you actually live up to being fantastic, or is it all just in your head? Do you do those amazing things that make the difference between ordinary or special? Or do you settle for knowing that you could do them if you had to?
You might have a fantastic voice, but that does not make you a singer. Or you might have the ability to run really, really fast but that doesn’t make you the fastest runner in the world. However, if you make the choice to use your voice and sing, if only on weddings or private events then you are, indeed, a singer. And if you compete in running against others, it might still not make you the fastest runner alive, but at least it will make you a runner.
Is there something you are good at, but you never tried to pursue? Maybe it is time to do something about that? It is like with dreams, they are there for a reason. You have a certain ability for a reason. I know how to write, because it is what makes me happy but also because I believe I can help making other people happy by letting them read what I write.
I had a discussion the other day about helping the people starving in Africa. A friend of mine said that if she would come into a lot of money she would go to Africa and help the people there. I, on the other hand, said that even if I had money I wouldn’t go there, I do however give money every month to different help organisations working there, even though I might not think I have the money for it. Why I wouldnt go there? Because I know that I couldn’t handle seeing all the suffering and knowing that I could never ever do enough to save all of the people would break me, because that is who I am. But I still choose to help in a way I can handle. It doesn’t make me a worse person than my friend; it only makes me more sensitive than her.
So who am I? I am a sensitive but caring person who is lazy when I’m not active, I am a fantastic girlfriend (at least sometimes), a not all too bad mother, a good and sometimes even great friend and sister and I am a writer and a waitress. I am a lot of other things too, but most of all I am ME, I am Carina. One of a kind!
Who you are is a choice you make. It’s like a colouring book, where you can chose what colours to use. Or an empty notebook where you can write down what and who you want to be. That’s what I do. I’ve written down my dreams about my life and who I want to.
Who are you? Are you who you want to be or are you only a person with abilities to be someone you want to be?