Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Remembering Who I Am

"I've always liked the time before dawn because there's no one around to remind me who I'm supposed to be so it's easier to remember who I am."
-Story People (http://www.storypeople.com/storypeople/Home.do - for those of you unfamiliar with their amazing stories.)

This quote is so perfect for my life right now.

Each morning I get up at 6 am to do yoga before work. The city is finally "quiet" in these moments and all I have to focus on is me. In those moments everything I want and want to be is clear.

Growing up in a small town I felt as if I was always being told who I was supposed to be but living in the city makes me constantly have to make an effort to remember myself.

It took me leaving home and all the hard times along the way for me to fully realize who I am and who I want to be. The hard part for me now is knowing that and knowing that that me can never be found in NYC.

2 comments:

alstubliefty said...

At least you know, even if it's a hard reality...at least you know. That alone is a good thing in itself.

Andrea said...

That is definitely a great life lesson - so at least you won't regret your time there. You are obviously wiser because of this experience. Are you making plans to move somewhere else? If you need a distraction, there is a tag for you on my blog!
http://momwriterme.blogspot.com/2009/05/tag-award.html