Make it Happen Monday: Who I Be
Who I Be…..A Personal Confession
How well do you know yourself? I recently decided to take part in a “Personal Confession” exercise to see how well I knew myself, and wanted to share my results in today’s Make it Happen Monday post. You may know me as a guy who loves bicycles, and if you’ve seen my Twitter bio you would know a little bit more (as in the screen shot below)…but there is so much more I’d like to share to those of you who are interested.
I am Darryl Kotyk, aka @lovingthebike. I am the very proud Son of two awesome Parents. I’m doing my best as a Husband, Dad, Brother, Uncle, Advocate. Trying to be a good friend to many. I am an open book and in need of laying things down on paper to see it all more clearly.
I am not the person I wish to be every day. I often think how differently it all should be with me, with others, with the world. I feel pride….but it is often overshadowed with thoughts of “it should be better, different….somehow”. I am slightly scared of the future. Very scared of being old, alone, sick, hollow.
For some reason I do not see myself as others see me. I feel shyer than I appear. Not as confident as I exude. More easily perturbed than you’d think.
I am friendly. I am happy. I forgive. I generally do not forget too much. I don’t listen very well sometimes. I am supportive. I can motivate. I want to be able to inspire people. I want to make the world a happy place. I don’t like to see people argue or fight. I wish that everyone on Earth could be silly, goofy, happy….at all times.
I like so many things, but have difficulty listing them down. The same thing goes for the stuff I don’t like. I do know that I have true and genuine Love for my Family, although it may not always come out the way I want it to come out. I love the Sun. I love doing new things. I love happy times. I often get so overwhelmed with life that it sets me off into some sort of blurry depression. I envy those happy go lucky people who are consistently upbeat and just seem to love life every day. But then again, I am happy go lucky. I say some strange things. I think even stranger things. I do not agree with most of the stuff I see in the world. I believe we, as One World, should see ourselves as equals and give up on this “Power Trip” mentality that we instill in ourselves. I am proud of my ability to bring excellent people into my life. I wish to obtain a natural desire to treat those closest to me with the highest respect, give lots of good help, and provide all the support they need. I am not afraid to say too many things, but my thoughts often flow much better on paper then they do out of my mouth.
I am very lucky. I’ve been told I always land on my feet. I have traveled a good part of the world, and am definitely not done with this. I have pretty much done every exhilarating or insane thing I’ve ever wanted to do. I’ve owned a brand new home. I have owned some beautiful bicycles. I have obtained some very cool stuff.
I could most definitely go on with this personal confession, and I probably will in a letter to myself. I’d like to advise you all that, what I have just done is something we all should do. We often get caught up in this fast-paced, technological World and might lose track of what lies within us. Our soul. Our core.
Do this exercise yourself and you just might get to know you a little better.
Who You Be?