I Always Wanted to Be Somebody

“I always wanted to be somebody. Now I realize I should have been more specific.”
~ Lily Tomlin (from her “One Woman Show”)


Whether you’re 23, 43 or 73, ask yourself this wonderfully refreshing question: “Who do I want to be when I grow up?” 

It’s easy to lose sight of the “somebody” we always wanted to be. The “somebody” we had in mind in our 20’s may be someone different in our 50’s—maybe we grew up to be the “somebody” someone else had in mind and didn’t allow ourselves to grow up at all.

It doesn’t matter WHEN we decide who we want to be so much as that we DO decide.

At that moment a catharsis takes place, and we rid ourselves of everyone else’s determination of our identity. We are free to become the person of our dreams.

Is it easy to develop and maintain our new identity? No. Our day-to-day activities still attempt to distract us from our new persona.

Take a quiet moment and ask, “Am I the somebody I want to be?”