I like this quote. It makes me pause. It makes me think. Am I striving to be something: a most-excellent writer and editor, perhaps? Or am I trying to be someone? The woman God intended me to be, using the gifts and talents that were entrusted to me.
Is my focus on the labels attached to me because of what I do? Labels like: writer, author, speaker, editor (The Evil Editor, to be exact), wife, mom, daughter, sister. . .
The list goes on and on. Truth is, that list can change too.
But do I want to be the sum total of those labels? Or do I want to be known as someone, not a something? Can people see past the labels and get to know me as a person? Yes--but only if I allow it to happen.
In Your Words: Are you focusing all your efforts on being something--or someone? How's that working for you? Satisfied? Or is time to make a change and allow yourself to be ... just be you?
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Labels: Beth K. Vogt, In Others' Words, quotes, Who?