It’s that time again for a personal blog post. Because at the end of the day, when the curtain falls, we’re all, merely humans.
Recently, I got my hands on a fantastic book and I do recommend you read. It is called “Scary Close”, by Donald Miller. It’s a very easy read, but once you go through it, there’s a lot of things that trigger memories and makes you stop on the way. It’s all about dropping the act and finding true intimacy. Because aren’t we all just great actors? We all have the need to impress, to be someone we’re not (especially in the online era) and it gets tiring. As much as I hate admitting, I am guilty as charged.
Towards the end of the book, Donald Miller makes this list of freedoms for his life, and without even realising it, I already had a pen in my hands, scribbling words at the end of the book.
Mine looked something like this:
I am willing to say what I actually feel.
I am willing to be wrong.
I am willing to accept who I am, where I come from and that it does not dictates where I am going.
I am willing to accept that I don’t need to have and do what the “cool kids” have and do.
I am willing to admit I do not have to agree with what everyone else is saying or them to agree with me.
I am willing to apologize.
I am willing to believe I am important, my opinion matters too and I do not have to be afraid to say it.
I am willing to live out loud and not hide myself in a corner.
I am willing to be full of Grace and accept people can do me wrong.
I am willing to work hard and to stand by the results.
I am willing to embrace my weirdness.
I am willing to surround myself with people of great character, people who inspire me to be the best version of myself.
I am willing to be free of judgement, fear or envy.
I am willing to take risks although I might lose some.
I am willing to be perfectly human and accept that there is Grace for me, too.
Somehow, I do feel free. And putting this out there, I feel also responsible to be free and to keep to my word.
To a life of being the best version of yourself!