Monday, April 26, 2010

For a While

I'm going to be someone different.

I'm going to...

find strength and grit, use them to my advantage

mind every moment, big and small

be one who does it now, instead of taking care of it later

care less what people think; embrace what I think

let go the guilt, any guilt, give it up

allow the Spirit in, more

love with little restraint

live in my creativity, own it

take care of this body

understand that patience is not free

accept my sensitivies, for they bring humility


I'm going to be me. But better.



Who do you want to be?

30 comments:

Slamdunk said...

I think your words are an excellent goal to aspire.

I want to be more productive and still find time to fit sleeping in. Somehow those two seem to be mutually exclusive.

Rebecca Nazar said...

I'd love to be the next Flannery O'Connor. ; )

Wendy Paine Miller said...

someone who grows comfortable in my skin, but not so comfortable I'm afraid to leave it.
~ Wendy

Terri Tiffany said...

I love how you wrote this, Janna.
I'm in that moment of change now too. I'm going to try to put off the emotions that have been ruling me for the past 2 1/2 years and be the person I think God would prefer I be--I hope!!

Jody Hedlund said...

Love it, Janna! Beautifully put!

Kathryn Magendie said...

When you turn 50, all that stuff just starts to happen [- it's really cool....

But, right now, I want to be less worried about how my novels will be received and just enjoy that I am living my dream....hard, but I need to do this.

thedomesticfringe said...

After reading that, I'd like to be you!

This was great. Very inspiring.
-FringeGirl

Karen Walker said...

I want to be the best me I can be, accept myself, flaws and all. This is so lovely, Janna.
Karen

scarlethue said...

someone who lives at the beach.

I've been needed a vacation lately.

Katie Ganshert said...

This is great!

Cindy said...

Janna, thank you! This is just the post I needed this morning. Me and my hubby made a huge decision yesterday and it's all about living in the moment, but doing what's right.

I don't want to fret over it, sit and worry because it was such a big decision and I don't know how we're going to make it through. I want to celebrate that we made the right decision and enjoy every moment of it.

Jan Cline said...

Very nice. Thought provoking. Im in my mid 50s and I think I finally know that I want to be a writer that reaches people with significant words.

Melissa Marsh said...

Excellent, Janna. I love it.

I want to be me, but better, too. Oh, and about 20 pounds lighter.
;-)

Lady Glamis said...

That is so beautiful! I feel the same on way on many of those points. I want to be more in tune with myself and care less of what others think, but still keep them close.

Karen said...

Great post, and thoughtful ideas. I want to be all that God made me to be.

Kara said...

I want to be the person God intended me to be:) Some days I feel closer to it than others!

Lydia Kang said...

Sweet. Well put!

JLC said...

I want to be me, sometimes better, but excepting the slip-ups as well.

Tabitha Bird said...

Beautiful Janna. I want to be me. The best me I can be. I want to accept that this me will not NEVER be perfect and love her anyway. Still working on that one :)

Angie Muresan said...

Me! The best possible version of me.

Karen Lange said...

Like you, I aim to be a better me and who I am called to be.

Jill Kemerer said...

I like your list. I'm going to be...slower, with less on my plate...someday.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Beautiful!

I want to hear Him say, "well done thou good and faithful servant," when I stand before Him.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Melanie Avila said...

This all sounds good. My biggest change is looking out for myself first.

patti said...

You said it pretty well for me.

I know that God made me strangely and wonderfully but sometimes wish there were more emphasis on the second word...

Be blessed--with Him!!!
Patti

patti said...

You said it pretty well for me.

I know that God made me strangely and wonderfully but sometimes wish there were more emphasis on the second word...

Be blessed--with Him!!!
Patti

Anne Skalitza (aka "stormie") said...

You said it best, Janna! Beautiful wording.

Nadine said...

I love this and needed this! I'm going to do the same!!

Deb Shucka said...

What a truly beautiful poem. "understand that patience is not free" - I love this line especially.

I want to be enough - in my own heart.

WendyCinNYC said...

Nice work, Janna.

I just want to be someone who appreciates the moment, and that's often hard to do.