Is it even possible for anyone to come up with just one word to describe themselves completely?
One word that encapsulates their being?
Is there such a word for me?
Jen over at Denton Sanitorium has issued an assignment if you will.
At first, I tried to dismiss the assignment all together. Then I realized that I needed it. Yes!
I thought about it as I fell asleep, as I sat in the car line, as I drove to do my errands, and as I sat outside while my kids were riding skateboards in the cul-de-sac.
The words that came to me at first were descriptive....you know...describing me.
"Good" words like:
positive, easy going, loyal, happy, hopeful, confident, independent, dreamer, thrifty, teachable, active, hospitable, intentional, and silly.
I like all of these words...and think of them as quite complimentary, yet there is not one that stands out as me.
"Bad" words came to mind too:
selfish, impatient, nosy, procrastinator, cheap, lazy, loud, intolerant and entitled.
Of course, these are not words that I like used to describe me...and thankfully, as true as they are, I am not about to claim one of these as my word.
I did not bother to ask my children, husband, or friends to give me my word. I wanted it to be my very own.
So....as I thought of myself and all of these words that really do describe me...I thought of who it is I want to be and who it is I don't. I realized that I am BECOMING more and more of who I desire to be...and less and less of who I don't. Now isn't that something?
I am older, wiser, stronger, more confident and more free to be me than I have ever been. I have accepted things about myself that may not ever change...and I have changed some things that needed changing....and even more exciting... I am in the process now of changing a few more! I hope I never stop BECOMING.
Did you catch it? My word?
It's BECOMING! I like it!