What I might be

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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu

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I have been so consumed by my job lately that I have begun to redefine myself by my career and not by the person who is performing that job.  I give up small parts of myself to become a larger piece of the work puzzle and, although I thoroughly enjoy my job and the people I interact with on a daily basis, I lose sight of the potential success of my personal goals.

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I saw this quote and the cogs in the wheels of my creativity began to align and click into perfect place.  By allowing myself to become what I might be, I give myself permission to become all of the things I wish for myself.   Work is a means to pay the bills but work will never be the summit of the mountain of my possibility.

Each day I write this blog, each day I allow the words to flow from my brain, is a day I step closer to what I might be.  There is a part of me still lurking in the shadows.  There is a creative mind waiting for the moment that reality does not quell its desire.  When I finally am able to truly let go of what I am, that creative mind will become what it should be.

3 thoughts on “What I might be

  1. Thank you for the reminder! I too am getting lost in work. Glimpses of ideas flicker through me, but I’m not giving them the space to become. I will write tonight, now. A simple post, something to show I’m still ticking.

  2. This is an awesome and beautiful quote and you are right, work isn’t everything you are and it shouldn’t define who you are. I am very lucky in that I LOVE my work. I found something I was passionate about and looked for a way to make money doing it and lucked out in so many ways. I got the job I wanted with an amazing boss close to home with great hours (for the most part). But now that I am done juggling uni at night with a full time job I need to get back to me. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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