A while ago I was having a discussion with my fiancé about being one’s self. What brought it up was the notion that different people in your life may perceive you in different ways. It could then become sort of a balancing act, kind of taking of the mask to be Clark Kent and later transform into Superman.
There are times when I have felt like there were so many facets to my life and it was becoming very tiring. You see I’ve played different roles at different times and situations. I attended a secondary school where in a class of about 36 students, there were about 3 Christians and I was the only female Christian. A lot of times I was hard for me to be myself because they just didn’t get where I was coming from.
Growing up I never really had any close friends who were Christians and even though I had friends at church I was never around long enough to develop a relationship. A few times that I did, I found that these people were not what I expected or thought them to be.
The last few years were a turning point for me, I found myself. I finally decided to be ME. I decided to be true to myself. Being true to myself was the first step to everyone else knowing the real me.
So, here’s a bit about me;
- I’m the perfect introvert.
- I love my own company (I’m fun!!!)
- I’m a cross between a loner and an independent spirit. (This doesn’t mean I don’t want to have friends nor am I a mean person)
- I love my friends. (I’m a great friend to have, if I may say so myself)
- I tend to stay on the outside of crowds/groups because, well, I know I don’t always have to fit in.(I’m really not anti-social)
- I’m a Christian.
- I love God and am on a quest for a better relationship with Him.
- I’m not the best Christian or the purest or the most holy; I am who I am.
- I pray every day, even if it’s just to say “Thank you Lord”.
- I try to accept people for who they are and don’t get self righteous.
- Someone close to me calls me a ‘free spirit’ when it comes to my finances.
- I carefully control my tongue so I don’t curse.
This is me; I am Divinely Inspired for Victorious Attitude.
(*DIVA- from the book The Diva Principle by Michelle McKinney Hammond)