Saturday, February 22, 2014

Living Double Lives

Humans are naturally greedy people. We want for many things in life - shoes, clothes, money, and properties. We each have many dreams and aspirations, hopes and wishes. We long for a variety of things in life so different that we ultimately want many versions of our selves.

And, that's what we do. Whether we realize this or not, we each live double lives. For some, they even juggle around three, four or five lives.

I am a female (certainly not a girl but too brutish to be a lady and too immature to be a woman) of varied interests. And, I live five separate lives.

I am a Mathematician and Scientist. One who lives with an inquisitive mind and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. I breathe math and science.

I am an Artist. I draw. I doodle. I sketch. I paint. I procrastinate.

I am a Daughter. The youngest of three but still carry the same amount of responsibility and loyalty toward a highly dysfunctional family.

I am a Friend. That one person you can expect to drop everything just so she can be by your side in your time of need. That person whom you can rely on as the voice of reason. That person who'll stand by you, regardless of which side you're on.

Living multiple lives leave you with way too many things to do. But, life is all about knowing your priorities. And, while this may not make sense to others- certainly not to my family, I push aside everything and pick up my pen and paper.

Today, I choose to be a Writer.