If you were run over by a truck tomorrow what would you want people to remember about you?
I know that's a crazy #$$ question, but I think it's one we should all really ponder from time to time.
Would you want them to say that you were an awesome blogger, or that you were an awesome mother, father, wife, husband, sister, brother, daughter, or son? Or would you want them to say both?
Would you want people to say that you were kind, considerate, giving, helpful, loving or that you were cut throat, ruthless, and #1 at whatever it is you do? Are all of these things incongruent with one another or do we each have a little bit of all of those things rolled into us as human beings?
Yesterday and this morning I pondered all of these questions...and more. And as I looked in the mirror and wondered if my skinny jeans would ever fit again I had to wonder who I wanted to be and what I would be willing to give up to get there. And I had to remember that every day can't be perfect and neither can we, but it can be pretty darned close if we focus on the positives and not the negatives. Nurture ourselves and others, not try to build ourselves up by tearing others down...what a waste of precious energy that must be.
These are tough questions my friends, hard ones to answer and some that just can't be answered. But I think that as we push and pull ourselves to succeed, be it on a blog or anywhere in life we have to also remind ourselves to not lose a bit of ourselves in the process...unless of course you are losing the bad things, then I think that would be a good thing.