BecOMe You! Isn’t it fascinating to know that you are the only you out of billions and billions of people? And yet, we are constantly trying to be someone else instead of celebrating who we are. Trying to be as pretty, as successful, as wealthy, as rugged, as professional, as calm, as prestigeous, as flexible, as patient, as smart, as famous, as “put together” as someone else. Then we conveniently compare ourselves to others as if they set the standard but they are just trying to be someone else too! It has taken your lifetime to get you where you are today. It has taken trials and errors, pitfalls and successes, and road blocks and open doors. A life lived to feed you information that influences your next decsision even if we don’t realize it.
If we take the time to reflect on the decisions we’ve made and how they made us feel, we then have the opportunity to becOMe more of ourselves with the next ones. This painting was also one such endeavor – there is an entire other painting underneath this one! My girl was in a window that seemed to chop her head off, she looked constricted and trapped inside a box, rather than looking inside herself through a window. The colors were off, the words were wrong, it just didn’t “feel” right. She wasn’t herself. Instead of throwing her away, I simply gave her more space – more room in her window, simpler words, and colors as rich and warm as her character so she could becOMe more of herself. It takes a life time of becOMing to realize who we are – join me in finding out.
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde