Te-Erika’s Diary: Someone Wants To Be Like Me & That’s Crazy

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I receive emails from women across the globe. Some ask for help. Some thank me for The Rebuild Your Life Project, some simply want to acknowledge my work.

I appreciate all of them yet the ones who simply want to say- GOOD JOB really keep me motivated to keep on. Honestly, I am not a person who takes compliments well. I say THANK YOU but inside I’m thinking- There is so much more I can do and be, this is nothing.

Today I received this comment on one of my posts on Google Plus. It gave me chills.

I’m tripping because you are like a sun in a dark universe your spectrum is so vast – no brown nose or patronize – simply sincere appreciation for a sista who is so unapologetically expressive and captivating…as I read thru your pages and post I was refreshed, enlightened and captivated to just simply see SUBSTANCE – SOMEONE WHO CAN ENGAGE IN DIALOG OF MEANING AND INTEREST -…when I grow up I wanna be just like you (in a wacky southern voice)…   

After reading it I thought about it for a while.

Someone wants to be like me? Like ME? Really? Then all of these thoughts of inadequacies came tumbling into my mind. The truth is, the honest truth is, although I am lacking financially, I am very rich in wisdom which most people crave. I have to learn to appreciate that part of me more.

I took a moment to respond to her beautiful note and in it I shared some of the qualities I believe I possess that makes me who I am, someone who is worthy of admiration.

This is what I wrote:

That was very beautiful. I appreciate you seeing me for who I am. You know what it takes to become like this? Never try to fit in. Understand that you have to create your own answers in life. Be willing to be alone for the rest of your life and be okay with that. Understand that life is not that serious. You can’t win or lose. Play just because you want to. There are no limits, or guarantees. Try anyway, for the fun of it.

I think this is ME in a nutshell, just in case you were wondering.
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