“Whoever you are.” – Unknown
Yesterday evening on my way out of an event in Philadelphia, a woman standing with a group of people yelled in my direction “goodbye whoever you are!” This person was coming from a negative and insecure place. She was trying to get a reaction from me. In that moment my first thought was to turn around and yell something back, bringing myself down to that person’s level and go against everything I practice and preach.
Someone who I think extremely highly of told me, you can pick and choose the environments you want to be in but, you also need to pick and choose your reaction or non-reaction to people. The interaction (or lack of) is what prompted this post and is my way of turning negative energy into an opportunity for growth and self discovery.
My entire life I’ve been viewed and judged by my exterior and you know what – exteriors fade, they become weathered with age. When the exterior is stripped away all that’s left is the core of who you are. This is who I am…
I AM a MOTHER to a brilliant 5 year old little girl who, from the moment I saw her little heartbeat on the screen in the doctor’s office changed the way I view life on all levels. Ever since that moment her little heartbeat has made my heart keep beating. SHE is who I AM.
I AM a beloved DAUGHTER of two loving, hard working parents who would do and give anything to their children just to see a smile on their face without expecting anything in return. They are the foundation of my life.
I AM a SISTER to a 19 year old who, from the moment of birth brought so much joy. This boy taught me how to be selfless and was the first person in my life who taught me how to love unconditionally.
I AM a STRONG INDEPENDENT WOMAN who at 32, has started businesses and climbed the corporate ladder to get to where I am today on. my. own.
I AM a loyal FRIEND and surround myself with people that lift each other up and offer only positive energy. I listen to them, I am guided by them and I guide them.
I am trustworthy
I am kind
I am strong
I am generous
I am empathetic
I am adventurous
I am real
I am she and I am her. I am this and I am that.
To the unknown woman that yelled “whoever you are”… I am all of the above. I am HUMAN and I am a woman too, and at the end of each and every day I lay my head down feeling fulfilled and most of all loved.
I AM LOVE.