Who I Am

“I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” – Brigitte Nicole

The longer I live, the more I learn the expectations others have of me really don’t amount to anything. I have learned that I don’t have to appease their curiosity about me, neither do I have to live up to the bar placed on my life, or worry about falling off of the pedestal I was placed on unknowingly.

It doesn’t matter, in most cases, what I do or don’t say, people will make their own assumptions about a thing anyway. I am still, at times, learning not to let this get to me… Because, sometimes this still gets to me.

I suppose knowing who I am, rather than trying to find out who am I – has been a game changer.

Recent events in my life have reminded me how short life truly is.. I cannot – no, I will not focus on such trivial things – pleasing them, finding me… If there is anything that I know for certain, I will not be able to please them and to “find me,” I must first seek, and find, God. Because, who I am – who I will be, rests in His hands.