19 April 2006

the middle

"You don't have to start from the beginning," my friend Leah recently said. "Just start." So true.

I can't tell you how many times in my life I have missed or passed up on opportunities because I wanted everything to be perfect. Too many times. Not this time.

This is me today. Abimbola Tschetter. And so begins my story... from the middle.

This past week I completed one of those "getting to know your friends" emails. Middle name - Olubunmi. Favorite food - cookies and cream ice cream. Favorite color - red. Diamonds or pearls - yes, please... and then there is the questions that has been on my mind for the last few days. "What (who) did you want to be when you were little?"

"Famous," is how I responded, but after thinking about it a little longer, I have realized that my answer was not accurate. I think the right response is actually, "significant."

Significance. This isn't just the aspiration of a naive child. It is still what and who I aspire to be. As I make decisions, endure disappointment and try to figure out the answer to THE question, (you know the one) I think this is what it all comes back to for me... significance.

I'm not sure how my story will end, but I really, REALLY hope that I will look back and know that it mattered. We shall see...


Leah said...

YOU ARE A BLOGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love this pic of you ;)

Anonymous said...

Umm...I'm ashamed to say that after developing marketing campaigns that have "blogging" as a grassroots element, I've never done it!! Abi, thank you for showing me just how big this world is!! I love you. dw

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