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!