I Am

February 8, 2011 at 10:19 PM 8 comments

I am a nineteen year old girl full of big dreams, living in a small town full of big hearts. The town I work in might have one stoplight. Maybe. I am really very simple, but I’m hard to figure out. I strive for my personal best, but sometimes I don’t quite get there. I love nothing more than curling up with a good book and turning up the radio with a big soft blanket when nobody is home, but I love being around people. I’m athletic and I love sports, but I am lazy. I contradict myself, and sometimes I am a hypocrite. I love ’80s sitcoms, but I haven’t turned my television on in a week. I have a fearless attitude, but I am scared silly. I am afraid of elevators. I rode an elevator yesterday, and still do not feel like that fear is conquered.

I am special.

I am beautiful.

I am wonderful.

And powerful.

Unstoppable.

Sometimes I’m miserable.

Sometimes I’m pitiful.

But that’s so typical,

of all the things

I am.

My mission in life is to help people realize that even with all of their I Am‘s we can come together and form a loving community. It is all of these unique traits that helps us build strong relationships and really thrive. If we all had the same talents, abilities, flaws, and quirks we would not accomplish much greatness. If everyone were skilled musicians, the world would be very musical but it would be lacking so many things that are equally important. The same goes if we were all outgoing, all shy, all interested in learning about Art History, or all loved playing video games.

Why do we hide ourselves away from everyone else? What are we so afraid of? Are human beings really so cruel that we could be so ashamed of who we are? It has been said before, and I will say it again. Vulnerability is where acceptance really begins. When you allow yourself to be vulnerable, to be honest and loving, you invite others to be vulnerable with you. Yes, it is also a chance for people to make fun of you, but the only person you can control is yourself. If you open up, live honestly, and live lovingly, people will follow your example. Your light will radiate outwardly toward them, and it has more of a chance to effect them than your words alone will ever have.

I am not perfect. Sometimes I hide myself away too, but I am trying to quit. 😉

Everything that we do matters. Everything that we say matters. Even the thoughts that we think, the dreams that we dream, and the tears that we cry matter. Every time we laugh, it makes a difference. All of our hopes and wishes matter. You matter. I matter. We are made up of matter, so what would ever lead us to believe that we don’t?

YOU. ARE. IMPORTANT.

Happy Adventures,
Burkie

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lakia Gordon  |  February 8, 2011 at 10:35 PM

    I love this! I am unique!!!

    Reply
    • 2. Heather  |  February 8, 2011 at 10:42 PM

      Keep letting that unique self shine through!

      Reply
  • 3. The Zenful Blogger  |  February 8, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    This is lovely Heather, thank you. -TZB

    Reply
    • 4. Heather  |  February 8, 2011 at 10:51 PM

      You are so welcome. 🙂 I appreciate the kind comment very much.

      Reply
  • 5. Shiku  |  February 9, 2011 at 4:05 AM

    I heart this post…no more hiding me..imma let my bright shining star blaze away 😉

    Reply
    • 6. Heather  |  February 9, 2011 at 9:47 PM

      And I’ll be watching, glowing alongside you!

      Reply
  • 7. Jaclyn Rae  |  February 9, 2011 at 10:13 PM

    I love your heart, Heather.

    Reply
    • 8. Heather  |  February 9, 2011 at 10:42 PM

      You just made my day. :] ❤

      Reply

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Reading: just about anything I can get my hands on, other blogs, and especially YA Fiction Novels. Lately I have been really into anything by SARK and other non-fiction books. __________________________________ Writing: updates for my blog, a children's book, music/lyrics, and letters to pen pals. ;) __________________________________ Singing: Warm-Ups. __________________________________ Learning: How to use my voice as an instrument, History of Art, Watercolor, how to be actively involved in creating a better community, and something new every single day. __________________________________ Hoping for: Wisdom and patience when things are hard, a smile no matter what, and a better community. __________________________________ Dreaming about: HAPPINESS __________________________________ Eating: <3 Peanut Butter Pie. Peanut Butter Sandwiches. Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies. __________________________________ Drinking: Water, usually. __________________________________ Playing: The Sims 3, Dance Central, and the Piano and Guitar. __________________________________ Watching: Christmas/Halloween movies, Who's the Boss? reruns, and crazy-cool documentaries about dead people. __________________________________ Listening to: Informative & Educational Podcasts, all kinds of music, and trying to listen to my parents (they are very wise, after all).

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