Saturday, June 25, 2011
Who are you?
But back to this chaos in my mind (got to love an ADHD mind)...why waste time finding yourself and focus on your faults. We all have flaws and hang ups, but thats what makes us us. I have yet to meet a perfect person, or even a perfect poser that I liked. I'd be lying if I said I loved everything about me, but I love me and I can deal with the imperfections. I remember when I was younger, I hated the gap in my front teeth (it isn't huge, but I didn't like it). My teeth were straight so no need for braces. When I got into psychology, I even said that I would get veneers to cover the gap, so my clients wouldn't focus on it. Then I learned that with ALL the issues my client's would come to a session with, my gap in between my teeth was no where near their concern radar. That and now I like my gap, its a distinctive description of me. And distinctive things about individuals separate us from the world. These distinctive traits usually take time to embrace, but that's life.
My purpose before I go on another tangent, is that I am no longer "finding" myself, but defining myself. Not defining myself for the next simpleton that asks, "who are you?" The sarcasm in me will probably just blink at them until the subject changes. Ask my name or what you would like to know. I've always been a little weird, eccentric, to the left, but I'm fun, and I wouldn't have it any other way! In defining myself, the characteristics and traits that I view favorable and(or) positive in others, I may try to add those to my life. It's my definition, so what I say goes.