The question is not “To be, or not to be.” This isn’t a question of existence in general, it’s what I want that existence to consist of. I recognize that life is something special and every day will come and ask to be lived. Sometimes the question is whispered so quietly I don’t hear it as I work on my daily to do list, sometimes it’s loud and exciting.
Yesterday I pondered my convoluted answer to the question of “What I want to be when I grow up.” Today as I was reading over the post in the light of a new day, a new word stuck out: be. What do I want to be? This is so much more than a career or a job, this is the type of human being I want to become. Although I don’t have a lot of answers about what job I want, I know much more clearly what type of person I want to become, which for a lot of people is the harder question to answer.
I’ve been compiling my hopes and dreams of becoming since before I can remember. I’ve been lucky enough to have people in my life that have shown me all the facets of what makes life beautiful. I want to be the best parts of all the people I love, but more importantly, all the best parts of myself.
The great thing about this life long endeavor is that I can achieve this anywhere in the world. I can be single or married. I can have any career. Whatever happens in my life, the person I am will always be the most important defining characteristic and that is an answer I already have.