Wednesday, January 12, 2011

As I mature

I realize that I don't need to please everybody to be liked.
I don't need to be entertaining to be loved.
I need not cage myself in because of what others might think. My possibilities are endless!
I can be myself. Those who like me may stay, those who don't- it's ok. It's just life.

I've become tired of sugar-coating my words
I've grown weary in worrying of stepping on someone else's toes.
I don't really want to be a big deal. I want to be treasured for who I truly am, not for who I've tried to win you over to like.

Now, I'm not gonna go bustin' out saying negative things whenever they cross my mind-
and I'm not going to forget societal norms and rules-
but I want to think past what I've always thought was expected of me. I just want And thrive, obviously ; )

To clarify: I have not put on a face, an act, or a show up until this point. God's timing is perfect. I simply hadn't found it within myself to realize that I don't have to try so hard all the time. I am me. And I just want to be.


Brian Beckstrom said...

Well said Kate.

Nuetz said...

Ditto. This is way good.

Dianne Glenney said...

And, when did you get so mature?I've seen it coming so much more in the past year. We can not all be the end all-be all for everyone. First, we must be true to our God and ourselves--his creation. I am maturing with you--even at 61, I'm still learning--which is a good thing--right? God is good! Love you!

indra_sarah said...

This was so wonderful to hear. I have been feeling these same feelings...just in the past two weeks! God wants us to become who He wants us to be. He is leading us to that point every moment of our lives. We don't need to put on a facade all the time, we just need to be who we already are!