Who are you really?

February 2016.

My Calculus teacher asks us submit journals for a grade every month (you are probably wondering how this relates to math in any way… I’m clueless too. Join the club.) and this month’s question was “Who are you really?”. It was such a simple yet complex question, and it got me to thinking… who am I?

I thought I would share my response and challenge you all to do the same: who are you really?:

Who are you really? I believe that this is the question that every person tries to answer and define on a daily basis. It is something that you gradually define as you grow and experience life. This is who I am in my life so far: I am an eighteen year old girl with dreams. My ability to listen and to see the world differently makes me unique. I am motivated by other successful women before me, Pinterest, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I try to always stand up for myself, but sometimes my kindness and inability to be mean get the best of me. 

From this world, I expect nothing because the universe does not owe me anything; however through the world, I hope to find happiness. I live for sunsets, starry nights, and memories. As I leave high school and move into the college life, I will chose to be unique. I know who I am and what sets me apart from the rest of the world. In my lifetime, I have overcome grief, depression, and obesity, and I would not change a thing about those experiences because they have made me who I am today. They have allowed me to see things in a different light and to look for the best in every person and every situation I come across. Who am I really? I am an eighteen year old girl that has an obsession with coffee, sunsets, and making people smile.

What to do When You Don’t Know What to do:

The first thing you do when you don’t know what to do is paint your nails. Try something new. Maybe a deep maroon or wine color.

The second thing you do is listen to Drake. turn your speaker on full volume.

Go get $5 out of your money jar that you keep tucked away in your room. Make a list of all the errands you need to run. run them.

Pick up some coffee from your favorite coffee shop along the way. Maybe stick around for a while. Finish reading that book you have had sitting on your bedside table since March.

Go to the library. Venture into the poetry section, and don’t forget to tell the librarian how much you like her necklace.

Take the long way home; roll all of the windows down. Listen to Taylor Swift and sing along like your life depends on it.

Call up an old friend just to see how they’re doing.

Go back home. Drink some tea. Watch The Wedding Planner

and forget all about how he broke your heart.