Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hi! My Name Is...

It's odd the things we use to identify ourselves. I was thinking as I looked a few pictures of people I know really well. As I scanned through various shots, I found myself wishing I were prettier. To some people it may sound funny, but I've always identified myself as smart. That's funny because I'm not especially intelligent, but I'm not an idiot either. At any rate, I guess I've just believed that you get one or the other: smart or pretty.

It's ridiculous. Of course that's not the case, but I've been so insecure about one, I put all the weight in the other. I'm sure it happens more than we care to admit. I've identified myself in so many ways over the years. Sometimes I stick to those labels because I really believe them. Other times, I find myself stuck with a nametag that doesn't fit at all. But today, I feel like one does, and I'd rather like to see it go.