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“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland”
It’s 12:24 here in western Kentucky. I’ve now been working like three overfed cats in an undersized sand box for 4 1/2 hours. I normally don’t hold a grudge against work because I love whatever it is that I do. I’m a bit resentful of these 4 1/2 particular hours, though, because they were really unnecessary. They were spent re-doing something that I should’ve, could’ve, would’ve known better than doing in the first place.
I had put up another blog, Get Cooking, completely devoted to one of my greatest passions in life. I hadn’t really spent much time with it or on it, really, because I wasn’t that fond of its company. Something my husband said this morning started me thinking (a pretty cool accomplishment considering that I was still on coffee cup #1). I went to the blog in question, and as I read over the posts I thought, “Precise…proper…well-versed….Who in the he!! wrote this?” I didn’t recognize me in the posts – or anywhere on the blog, for that matter. I had put it up and had apparently posted the posts trying to fit a particular image – methinks my “image” for some idiot reason must’ve been June Cleaver.
“All the mistakes I make arise from forsaking my own station and trying to see the object from another person’s point of view.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I dove in and tossed verbage this way and pretension that way. I did what I should have done in the first place, I put my own fingerprints all over the blog instead of borrowing someone elses.
I actually liked the new look and all so much that I posted the post that was going to go right here right there! The post is based upon a very interesting study, so if you’d like to read it, here’s the link >>>>>“Eat Smart!”
All in all, the 4 plus hours were well spent, I re-learned a valuable lesson. When confronted with the choice of being yourself or being someone else, you have to be the one you know how to be!
“Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?” – Fanny Brice
Make each moment count double,