Each chapter of your life births a new version of you. Who are you becoming next?
How many different versions of you have you created so far in your life?
Child. Student. Single. Married. Parent. This career or that one.
I used to think about this a lot. Almost like each different version of me, each segment of my life, was a different chapter in a book. Each stood alone, with its own stories, but all are part of the me I am today.
I have childhood memories, of my best friend growing up and the adventures we used to have. Back then, they were certainly adventures. We could hop on our bikes at 8am and ride all over the city, jump on a bus and go even further, and finally end up back in our neighborhood by dinner at 5pm. We had no cellphones, no bottled water, no lunchables.
Highschool was another chapter, though a relatively short one that I’d rather not relive.
Then came three years of driving around the country. No agenda. No specific destination. Just living day to day. I learned a lot during those years including how to fix a car, drive a manual transmission, clean a gun, and the navigation of this country’s crazy geography. During this chapter I visited or drove through 34 different states, some of them more than once.
There were earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards.
Then there were the chapters of being a parent. I look back at the version of me during that time and while I certainly look older now, I think I felt and acted older then. Life was serious. There were serious things to attend to. Which is weird because I remember doing a lot of fun and joyful things with my boys when they were young, but overall, the feeling of life back then was one laden with responsibility and stress.
Each chapter led to the next. Each time, a new version of me developed (or was created, or both).
Who I am now is someone I might not even recognize if I had met me 30 years ago. Then again, I’m probably more me now than I ever was. As each chapter passed and each page turned, I learned more and more about myself and grew more into myself.
The adventures haven’t stopped either. From biking across town, to driving across the country, to flying around the world. There’s always something new to explore.
What will my reborn self look like next?
What will your reborn self look like?
Whether it’s being reborn or reinventing yourself or just growing into your own skin, take note of the different chapters in your life. Take time to look back on them and how they all make up who you are and who you’re yet to become.
While we might look back and think what we’d have done differently, what we did do wasn’t wrong.
It may have been difficult. It may have been painful. It may have been joyous and exciting. But none of it was wrong. It all makes you who you are today.
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