Can you describe your life in five words?
Someone call a life guard. This blog’s about to get deep. I had to really ponder this a lot.
There are plenty of words that come to my mind when someone says, “describe yourself using only blah blah blah amount of words,” but I’ve never really thought if I would use those words to describe my entire life in general. Thus, a serious brainstorming session occurred and I really had to pull for the “why” of some words. This is what I came up with:
First Word: Wild
Why? Let’s face it. I live a pretty insane life. I am a constant mover. I have a hard time sitting still. I always look for fun and usually succeed in finding it. What I find even more wild about my life is that I’m only 20. I still have so much time to say and do and see everything that I’ve ever imagined.
Second Word: Fortunate
Why? I barely know anyone who has been afforded the opportunities that I have had. I am one of the luckiest people on the entire planet, I’d argue. I have been so fortunate to have the family that I have. The mother who has supported me and been my biggest cheerleader in times when I probably didn’t deserve it. The stepdad who I know would drop anything in a second if he thought I was in even a tiny bit of trouble. The brother who can always keep me laughing, even on the days when it seems impossible. The father who has not given up on trying to know me, even though I can make it hard sometimes.
Third Word: Loved
Why? Well, my last point really also tied to this one. But, I’d also have to include my friends here. I have been so stupidly lucky to have found people in my life that are so capable of loving my crazy ass. Yes, obviously, I know that my family loves me. It’s basically bred in their DNA to have some fondness for me. But I’m talking about the ones that started as total strangers. The ones that have no genetic ties to me at all, but have somehow opened their hearts and allowed me to occupy some space.
Final Word: Triumphant
Why? Triumphant seems like such a snooty word, but I really don’t mean it in that way. I mean it in a more general sense that I am a very different person now, than I was 5 years ago. Ask 15 year old me what I saw in my future, the honest answer probably would have been “nothing.” I feel like I have totally triumphed over that humdrum human being. I have grown so much. I have learned so much about myself. I have travelled, I have laughed until I cried, I have fallen in and out of love on a weekly basis, I have made more mistakes than I can count, but ultimately, I have been so alive. I have triumphed in my allowing myself to be unapologetically happy.
I know that’s only four words, but I felt like, including a fifth wouldn’t be fair. How could I totally describe my life in five word if I have so much more living to do?
What about you? What are your words?
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