My mom always tells me a story about me when I was very little. The story is about me singing in the street on a summer day. I was singing “I want bananas… I want apples… I want oranges….” I was literally singing about things that I wanted. Because fruit was very expensive for us back then, eating lots of fruit became my biggest dream. My mom enjoyed herself very much every time she told the story, while I felt I was such a brave kid to say it loud what I wanted though I couldn’t remember the story at all.
While I was growing up, I became afraid to say what I wanted. I was afraid others would laugh at me and say that I was unrealistic. I was afraid that I would be judged. I was afraid to be different. So, I behaved like everyone else. I only said things other people would say or accept.
Maybe because I am older now, I am different. Yes, I am still afraid of many things, but. I am stronger and more comfortable with who I am. I don’t care how other people think of me. I don’t care if I am different from others. I like voicing my opinions. I like sharing my values.
So, what do I want now? I want something creative in my life. I want something I can be an entrepreneur. I want something bigger than I am. It feels liberating and empowering to say what I want. So, now it’s your turn. What do you want?