Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In which I ponder great things

Day 9 (of 30ish)

What's my word?

I was watching Eat, Pray, Love the other day. Can I just say that I LOVE Julia Roberts? Anyway, in one of the scenes, she was talking with friends and they were talking about Rome. One of the friends said that the word for Rome was SEX and New York was ACHIEVE and so on. Then Julia's character, Elizabeth is asked, "What's your word?" Her response..."Now that, I definitely could not answer."

I know how she felt.

What's my word?

Is it Mom? Or Wife? Or daughter or sister? Is it friend or student or confidante?

These all describe what I am, but not WHO I am. I have often wondered who I really am and what my purpose is. Sure, I'm a wife and a mom and I LOVE every single day. But in the grand scheme of things, who am I? What am I good at, what's my talent?

Sometimes, when I get caught up in this way of thinking, I have to stop and tell myself that what I do every day is important even if it doesn't feel like it. I know, I know...I'm important, I'm worth something, blah, blah, blah. I know I'm not completely useless.

But haven't you ever wondered where your true talent lies? Or are you one of those lucky few that has found your great love and gets to live it every day?


Maybe I should just pick one out of a hat...





Maybe one of these days, I will wake up and realize what I'm meant to be doing. Or maybe I will happen upon an event that will re-shape my life. Or maybe I won't and I will be left wondering...What's my word?


  1. I loved reading Eat, Pray, Love.

    One word just isn't enough. You are a fabulous combination of many things...I could not pick just one word for you.

  2. You're amazing friend. I love you.


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