There was a very short period a few months ago where I wasn't myself. I did and said things in a way that wasn't my own. The feeling that I felt afterwards for days, for weeks, was not a good one. I was not proud of myself in those few moments. I learned my lesson.
I believe that sometimes we'll have moments where we're walking that fine line of being ourselves or trying to emulate someone because we think they're where we want to be. I want to be on my own journey. I want to not be on that line. Knowing that the line is there keeps me in check. I can learn lessons from others across the line and even get advice. But being someone else will not get me to where I want to be.
Being inspired by others is key. I want that inspiration to guide me and steer me in the direction of who I want to be as an individual - a human, a friend, a sister and daughter, a lover, a businesswoman, and a one who gives back.
The line is there as a reminder to appreciate yourself and others, but don't let the influence of others mask those things that have gotten you to where you are and where you're trying to go.
Music. Design. Technology. Teaching/Education. Equality. Adventures. And anything else I want to release from my brain to my fingertips to the screen to your eyeballs.
Music is SO SO important to my productivity of pretty much every aspect of my life. And I’m not talking about that rubbish they play on the radio and tv (although, there are some select few songs and artists that are good on these mediums). Design is a dream and a nightmare all in one. The battle at times is standing in a dark room with a match lit at one end trying to decipher that idea in your head. Or the whole room being lit and you can see the big picture, but it's nearly impossible to organize all of your ideas (A musing on that another time). Technology…what’s not to love…yikes. Teaching and education is a passion of mine. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to spread my knowledge and be pretty decent at it. Equality…that’s a topic for a different day. I plan on having as many adventures as possible by myself and with others. I’m super excited about it.
There will be other topics and I’m excited and interested in where this written journey will take me. Welcome. Welcome.
Until next time.
Seun here. This is my space on the web. I love what I do. Designer, teacher, entrepreneur, cheese lover… I’ve never done a blog before, but I don’t think that this is that. Musings. That’s it. Musings: “a period of reflection or thought”. These musings will be short. I’m not into the whole TLDR thing (Too Long, Didn’t Read). Quick snippets from my mind. I’ll probably have fragmented sentences/thoughts….but it’s my damn site and I’ll do as I please.
I’m going to try to do more on twitter so you’ll be able to get random thoughts and links from me between musings. I appreciate you spending time to read my words. Congratulations on reading more than 140 characters with no emoticons. You, my friend, are a champion.
Until next time.