Day 12 Creative Challenge – Remembering who you are

I am inevit184839_4353482828378_485193237_nably a people watcher. I find people absolutely fascinating and love to watch them. Yesterday, I watched an old man ride by on a tricycle with a top hat. His dog was on a leash leading the way with painted on eyebrows. Tonight I saw a man in his 70’s with a rainbow beanie hat, long white beard, overalls, and navy blue Converse chucks having coffee across from me. They made me smile. The smile comes from a place of authenticity. They are not trying to be anyone but themselves…and I get the impression they have mastered it.

This morning my son said, “Mommy, I could be Spider-Man and you could be Spider-Girl. Can we be superhero partners?”
“Yes lil’ man, we can. Now lets go save the world.”

My son is finding his own identity. Right now he wants to be a super hero, and I won’t be the one to tell him he can’t. We all have a little super hero in us. Over our lifetimes we create our identities. Sometimes we let other things shape us into what they want us to be (work, relationships, friendships, etc). I have such a high respect for people who can authentically be themselves. I love watching my son master this.

Sometimes we lose touch with ourselves. We get so caught up in the “doing” we lose track of the “being”.

Who are you? Are you a closeted super hero just wanting to put on a cape and do some good in the world? Are you a sexy vixen who needs a night of dressing up and going out to tap back into your inner sex goddess? Are you a carefree spirit who maybe just needs to crank up the music and dance around the house naked when no one is looking? Who are you? Do something that makes you feel like you again.

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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