Life moves so quickly…
February 28, 2009 § Leave a comment
Life moves so quickly, doesn’t it? And sometimes it feels really difficult to keep track of everything that is going on in your life, let alone the lives of other people.
I started mentoring a young 15 year old girl this week, which I love doing. But what struck me most in my meeting with her was that I was just like her only a mere eight years before. Speaking to her about her shyness and seeing how she is not used to speaking well to her strengths and weaknesses — I realized that I used to do the same exact thing. I used to be the same way and used to think that I did not have anything of consequence to really contribute to life. It is so amazing to look back and see how eight years can produce a seemingly different person.
My friends who have known me for the past four years or less would never believe that I used to be really shy…they never believe me when I say it…hell, I cannot even believe it myself sometimes, lol.
I just hope I never forget that young 15 year old girl — who was really shy, afraid of speaking up, and would never be able to look at herself in the mirror and be pleased with what she saw. I never want to forget her — she is a reminder of how one can grow and how who you become is up to you…all the tiny, seemingly insignificant choices we make along the way….those all make us who we are. It is not the big choices…the big choices just make visible who we have been becoming all of that time. Hmmm…life and growth…so beautiful…
Here is to life. 🙂