I don't want that to happen to me. I have to admit I'm not always being true to who I am, but I think I know who I am. I wrote it down at some point in the front of my current EDC notebook and occasionally I look at it, but I don't spend any time really thinking about it. I'd like to think about it more in the future.
Here's what I wrote down.
email and social marketer
resident of burbank, los angeles, california
And before you say... wait... you're not (pick one)... maybe I'm not. Maybe they're aspirational. Maybe they're reminders of where I want to be going, where I want to aim. If I'm not, it is at least my ideal self.
Or maybe you're saying... don't you want to be something else? Political? Verbose? Thoughtful? Generous? Thrifty? Brave? Joyful? Patient? Kind? To be sure, there are plenty of other things I could aspire to, but for the moment, I'm pretty happy with this list. Now the key is to keep these fresh in my mind to help me course-correct.
And what does "simplify" mean? That one's not new, that word has resonated with me for years. I just haven't always applied it. But I need to get back to it. It's the elimination of stuff, whether it's literal stuff or mental clutter or wasted pursuits that are neither productive or enjoyable or necessary.
This post is tagged so you can read some of my other thoughts on the subject if you're curious to see what I said last time I posted on the topic.
Wow... two posts in one day.