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Over the past 4 years, since I turned the ripe age of 21, I feel like a new man. And it is not because of the number, or that I can finally drink now. It is because I have lived four more years than my 17-year-old, high school graduate self. I have become more self-aware, intelligent in my decision making, and every day I am working on my emerging individualistic personality. I say working on it because it is an ongoing process. This, being my first voluntary writing assignment, is part of that process. It is a challenge because I have never done it before and I know I am not the best. However, it is satisfying because it is a way I can expose my creativity and share my thoughts without feeling bottled up. To be someone is about realizing, reflecting, and growing. As human beings, everyone knows were not perfect, but I think that we can become darn near close. It is as cheesy as it sounds.
“It is all about your mindset.”
“If there’s a will there’s a way.”
These sayings didn’t originate out of thin air. These sayings didn’t originate out of thin air. An individual person started saying a statement and that statement became a phrase. It didn’t just become a thing. The phrase, just like an action, or a set of ideas became “a thing” because of a person’s influence and/or charismatic abilities. Everyone becomes something. Everyone is becoming. And that is what my blog is about.
I will be discussing this idea of becoming through a relational experience of my time at the University at Albany. I hope that as you read this blog and share in my journey of becoming, that you will become more capable of shaping your future without making as many mistakes as most of us make. That is to say, without having as many “oh shit”, moments, thinking about what you could of done differently. I call these moments, realization periods, or opportunities to shift behavior.
I want to be clear that I am not framing becoming as a means of perfecting. I do not want you or any ready to get the idea in your head that becoming is about perfection. I think that becoming is an act of resisting the temptation to give up, settle down, or stay in the safe zone of contentment. What I am writing about here and what I will be writing about is simply about becoming the person you were meant to be – the person you want to be. I am doing this as I am also working on the person I aim to be. We are ever-changing and not meant to be the same. Day to day, moment to moment, in every interaction, we are a different people. So as I write and as you read, I hope that both of us will make a decision to make changes, not matter how uncomfortable. that will help us to live our best lives.
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