I often hear people say “I wish I were (insert person x here).”
I’ve said it before. I’ll probably say it again.
Do I really mean that I want to be someone else? Not necessarily.
Let’s back it up a bit. Yoga last night was HARD. Really difficult. As I made my way through the poses, I found myself contemplating who I am and how that affects me going into the poses. If I were, say, Erin Motz (my new yogi girl crush), I could do these poses so much better, right? For a minute, I wished that I was her and then I moved on with my practice.
Later (read: when I was eating two coconut oil chocolates and watching the end of The Bachelor), I thought again about how sometimes I think, “if I only I were like…” or “I want to be just like…” But I don’t actually want to be anyone else, when it’s all said and done. I like who I am. I feel confident in myself and my abilities most of the time, and when I waver in those thoughts, I have friends and family to reel me back in.
What I guess I am saying is that I don’t need to be anyone else except for myself, but I can aspire to hold qualities of those whom I admire, like Erin Motz (or even the really bendy dancer in Katy Perry’s Dark Horse performance at the Grammys).
We were all born with natural abilities that shine in us more than in others. I think it’s a wonderful thing when we find someone to look up to or to have as a mentor, but I also think that it’s important to remember that we were created the way we were for a reason. We have to (eventually, when we are ready) be the person we are meant to be.
I’m not sure why all of this popped into my head (yoga makes me really contemplative??). I just thought I would share what was running through the old noggin’ yesterday aside from my plans to enter The Bachelor because I am hopeless in love (note that that does not say hopelessly in love).
Now I’m off to go do nothing all day because it’s too damn cold, and we have the day off of school. My first snow day of my college career! I feel like a kid in a candy store.
Question of the Day:
>> Who are some people that you aspire to be like but not actually be?
>> Do you know the really bendy person I was talking about from the Grammys?