Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Become



I am so grateful for the coming of a new year, especially for this new year.  It's symbolic to me of a very personal journey I hope to take.   Need to take.   

Lately I have been very aware of my faults.  Of how very human I am.  You didn't know I was human, did you?   Actually, since most of you have never seen me in person before, I could be anything.  I could be a robot.  Or an alien.  Or worse - - a zombie.   I could even be a gorgeous supermodel with a perfect figure.  But I'm not any of those things.  I am just a very flawed human being.  I don't know why I've never felt this way before.  Maybe I have felt it and ignored it.   Or maybe it's because with every year I get older (a human trait) and more cognizant of life and how fleeting our time here on this planet is.   With every year I've looked back and have seen the same person that I saw the year before.  I haven't seen a better person.  A less flawed person.   What a waste of time.   I need to become better than before.  And what is this life for if not to become?  To become.   I like that.  I want to become.   And for me, personally, that simply means to be more aware of who I am and who I can become.  And then . . . do it!

This year will be my own personal journey . . . my journey to become. 

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  1. WOW...You have pretty much summed up how I have been feeling...so much to fix, work on..I look forward to seeing your progress this year, as I look forward to making progress myself.

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    1. I bet we're not alone :) Nice to know we'll have company on our journey, huh?!

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  2. I wish you much luck on your journey! I think we're all striving to be better people, at least I know I am and so are my friends. It's really hard sometimes, isn't it? :/ We're only human. All we can do is try our best.

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    1. Thanks! I think it will be a great year!

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  3. Judy, what an insightful post! If everyone tried to be just a little better human being each year, what a different place this world would be. Thank you for writing this.

    Monti

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    1. it sounds so simple, doesn't it, Monti :) Thank you for your encouragement!

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  4. Well said. I have felt the same way lately.

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    1. Maybe we both can become together :)

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  5. This is the time of year to ponder these things. Of course it is never too early or late to become, but a new year is a good place to start.

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    1. Anytime is a good time, but somehow the new year always seems like a new beginning.

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  6. This post reminds me of one of my favorite quotes - "It's never too late to be what you might have been." (George Elliot) - Go get 'em Judy! We'll all be here cheering you on! :)

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    1. You will be an awesome cheerleader! Thank you!

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  7. This is a great post, Judy. Although we get older each year, I love the new year because it gives us a chance to reflect on ourselves from the past year, and do our best to improve.

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    1. I know I'm not alone in my quest for self-improvement . . . yikes! it'd be awful if I were the only one trying to be a better person!! haha

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  8. Great post! We are all so flawed! So to help me become who God made me to be, I go to CR. It has been so revealing! Good luck next year!

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    1. I'll probably feel really stupid when you tell me the answer, but what is CR, Brownie??

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  9. What a great post and definitely a great journey to take!

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    1. Maybe part of my journey will be becoming as funny as you are! lol

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  10. Thoughtful post, Judy. I also am well aware of my flaws but I am working on some measure of self acceptance. That doesn't mean that the flaws can't be addressed but it does also recognize that we are all a blend. I want to sift through it all and figure out what is the real me vs what is the robot self. I'll look forward to watching your journey. As for mine? I could be stuck here for quite awhile.

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    1. You're right, there are some flaws that just have to be accepted. The ones I want to change are the ones that hold me back from being the best I can be. And, I don't think you'd be satisfied with just being "stuck" - - although you are pretty wonderful just the way you are :)

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  11. I don't know what it is about this year but it seems that many of us feel the same way you do.... I think that awareness is the first step towards resolution....

    Happy New Year... and I for one am very glad to see 2012 end!

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