How in this world do we stay true to ourselves?
To come to know who we are, our values, what drives us?
Most mornings when my 3 year old is up early enough to catch me doing my makeup, he is so excited to join in. Bronzer and a brush are his favorite.
My brain fast forwards to 10 years in the future. When he may feel too embarrassed to engage in such fun, just because he’s a boy.
The silly rules the world teaches us.
But in turn, my son teaches me a lot. He stretches my patience more than I am comfortable with in these toddler years, by the way he walks, or rather runs, through this life.
He doesn’t obey many rules.
He just does what he wants to.
In college one of my best friends had the simplest, most brilliant saying: I do what I want.
I find this much harder to pull off in adult life, feeling more confined by what I should do or what is acceptable.
The conditioning I feel from doing whatever it is I want?
I may be reckless. A burden. I may hurt others.
But maybe I would be inspirational.
And maybe my toddler and I should meet somewhere in the middle.
It seems like we have to go through the wild child stage and then the life conditioning stage to get to the remembering who I really am stage.
So, who are you? And what do you really want to do today?