The first time I was asked to complete the sentence above, I was standing among a group of High School students, in a circle, holding a microphone, scared out of my mind. My first choice for a response was "you'd know that my favorite color is green."
Now I know that the purpose of this activity was to open myself up and 'lower the water line', so to speak, so that others could know some things about me that I don't usually share.
How would I complete this sentence today?
If you really knew me, you would know that......
--I approach life with my eyes wide open. I ran from life for the first 46 years of my life, so now I strive to see, hear and experience everything around me in a very real way.
--Now that I 'feel', I feel deeply and completely.
--Fear is a challenge to me now, not a deterrent.
--My greatest joy is being. Being with Dave is the ultimate. ♥
--I love meeting people, and getting to know them on a 'real' level.
--I am a 'helper', but no longer a caretaker. It's much more rewarding.
--I am not ashamed nor embarrassed for being imperfect.
--Pet peeve--people hurting other people, in any manner.
--I love to hear myself laugh!
--I'm going to write a book....someday...
--I wish that my family (of origin) would give back as much as they expect.
--I am passionate about my involvement with eating disorder awareness.
--I have a large group of friends, and they are the greatest people on the face of the Earth!
--I am no longer searching for who 'I am supposed to be'.
--I have learned how to give, without taking from myself.
These are only a few things about who I am, as I have come to discover in just the past few years. Before that time, I would have not known, nor been comfortable sharing anything about my true self with anyone.
Life is too short to waste even one more day trying to 'make myself' what I think I am supposed to be. Looking within and honoring ME, for who I am, body and soul, is my greatest and most rewarding accomplishment.
How would YOU complete the sentence above, holding nothing back?