What do you want to be when you grow up?
A common question in our youth.
What do you do?
A common question in adulthood.
What have you become?
Another way to ask that question.
Are we just one thing?
I’m a Mom.
I’m a Wife.
I’m a Leadership Coach.
I’m a Friend.
I'm an American.
I'm a Creator.
I’m not Perfect.
I’m one of a kind.
In and of Itself is movie airing on Hulu. It was a transformative experience for me. Mind-blowing is an understatement.
“As much as I can say, I am this, I am that, I am all these different things, the moment that someone wants to flatten me to being one thing, they can. We have that ability to do that to one another. And so as much as we want to be, ‘I am who I am. I’m all the different things,’ it is also true that we are limited by others’ perception. And so both things are true at the same time. It’s acknowledging the paradox and recognizing it and our responsibility with it, that’s what matters,”
Star and creator of this astonishing
— yes I say astonishing — movie on Hulu
Do not let someone flatten you into being just one thing. Our identities are not singular things. We are many things, unique, complex.
How you see yourself maybe different than how others see you. Keep that in mind when you see others as just one thing…it works both ways.
We put labels on people. When we do we not only limit them, we limit ourselves.
When we allow ourselves and others to be many things, we change and evolve and transform. We become.
I want to become the best that I can be.
I am one of a kind. See me as I am. Know I’m so much more.