Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself… It’s About Creating Yourself

Browsing around Barnes and Noble, I saw a plaque with the following saying on it:

Creating yourself

Believe it or not, I had never heard that quote before. The funny thing is, when I moved from IL to AZ just under a month ago, many of my friends asked if I was trying to find myself. I laughed it off, and said that I’ve been looking for a long time and haven’t found anything yet!

I suppose that answers the question for me. I will never “find” myself. The only self I will be showing to the world is the self which I create. I don’t want to find myself… Instead, I want to create the me that I want to be.

We have the power to be who we want to be, do what we want to do, and go where we want to go. I proved that to myself by picking up my life, packing it all in a 20 foot U-Haul truck, and moving myself across the country on a leap of faith. I want to create a “me” with whom I could see myself being best friends. Think about it… don’t we all want to be the person that others want to be around.

I am creating, and re-creating, myself each and every day. I am not looking to find out who I am. I will never know that for sure. So here I sit, writing, looking forward to each new day, and praying for the guidance to help me be the best ME I can be!

~ Patti Crowley

2 thoughts on “Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself… It’s About Creating Yourself

  1. Patti, I’ve been following your posts since just prior to your leaving Illinois for the “hills” over the last several weeks. I am so happy that it came to this point so far and that you have found the courage and the strength to do these things. We both know where that strength came from – made alive from within by a much greater Force. I know there have been many moments when you didn’t think you could do it. I have many moments when I don’t think I can do it. Look at you today. Is there any doubt you’re on the right road and down the right path? I know the answer.

    Miss seeing you a lot.
    Mike – WSFC – Naperville

  2. Mike, I had no idea you were following! That is wonderful. Thank you so much for the kind words. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may want to keep up with this crazy adventure we call life. I am honored that you have been reading. Hope all is well with you. Please, please say hello to all of our friends. I miss you and everyone else very much! 🙂

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