On becoming you

saying it anyway

There is a notion we will only achieve the definition of who we are when we get to where we are going at the end of some great journey, at the eclipse of some notable accumulation, the education of degrees and accolades of strangers. This could not be farther from truth.

Most assuredly you will find yourself trapped in moments of not quite. You will be left un-footed with skinned knees and hands filled with failed attempts. You will grasp at almost, tear at the edge of someone else’s not good enough. You will find yourself alone on days you’d rather not be, and other days cast amongst the throngs of anxious hands clamoring for the dreams of those before you. And yes, you will sit beneath rain filled skies soaked to the bone without a fire to warm you or a voice to calm. You will wonder if it…

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