Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Who am I?

This picture has appeared on my FB feeds numerous times.  It only goes to show how many people have shared it.  I've seen it so many times that often I don't think about what it really means.

Today I thought about the first time this notion hit me.  I was in my mid-twenties and there was this one lady who seemed really arrogant and boastful.  As we all shared the same room, everyone could hear her going on about her huge house, her clever kids, her rich husband and even her trendy mother-in-law. I remember telling myself that I didn't want to be like her lest others would feel the same way about me as I felt about her.

She wasn't a difficult person in my life but she was a pain to have around. Everything was about her and she had to be the best.  I didn't see anyone competing with her so she must have been competing with herself.

Strange how we remember things from the past so easily when they leave a mark on us.

Who I am is not only who I want to be but also all the people that I don't want to be!

(pic from FB)


  1. What did I learn from this post? That I have been right to always speak softly!!! Hahahaah!!!

    I hate it, too, when people do what that lady (sounds like no lady to me!) used to do. Announce it to the world, why doncha?! I don't think that gentleman over there heard you!!!

    Some people just need to let us know that they've got it all. I think they're the only ones who don't really believe that. Don't you agree?

  2. Yes, I agree with you. I guess they love the sound of their own voice so much. Plus, I think that she's just lacking in something when she seems to have it all.