The artist. The innovator. The baker. The logistician. The athlete. In this world, we can be anything we want to be and as many things as we desire. Even if there is one main interest that drives us, which puts money on the table, we are all made up of so many different hobbies: we are all unique individuals with varying mixes of joys and pastimes.
So why would we want to be anyone else?
It is in our nature for humans to be curious; our minds will subconsciously think about what it would be like to have that life or display this characteristic. It’s more than just a glimpse into how someone else lives – it is how we develop empathy, how we understand the people around us.
Usually, this ends up just being a fun, imaginative exercise that leads nowhere. But every now and then, we feel the pull to put in the work and transform ourselves. Become the charismatic one. Become the one who excels at public speaking. Become the happy-go-lucky one.
And don’t get us wrong, self-improvement can be a good thing – but only if that is what we are improving. Ourselves. Putting on someone else’s skin won’t change a thing.
As the saying goes: “Be yourself – everyone else is taken.”
You are enough as yourself. You are perfect as yourself. That wonderful combination of traits and interests that make you up deserves to be celebrated. You will always be needed by others, your loved ones, in any capacity, but you won’t be able to help if you’re acting like someone else.
So embrace who you are. We can’t wait to see what amazing things you accomplish while being you.