And what if I am a million pieces combined to sparkle one single ray of light?
I dedicate today to tell the story of who I am. I am nothing more or less than who I chose to become in every moment of my life so far. I am all my experiences, hopes, and sorrows, all my feelings and thoughts combined and compiled into a unique human being.
I am portrayed by me, who dreamed love stories and cried at dramas, who read aloud Shakespeare, feeling on stage, who proudly honored to be a tiny part of this world’s history. I am the same me that loves and tells stories all day long using characters from books, movies, or everyday life to help people cope with their sorrows and challenges, just like heroes do. And it is still me who’s fascinated by heroes and villains, witches and vampires, in love with beautiful minds, and passionate about humans and psychology.
All of these parts of me are who I am now and who I’ll be tomorrow.
I am, like all of you, the one with no category or etiquette.
I am the one who stares at sunsets, who stops while walking just to feel the wind, who looks at stars and the moon wondering how many universes are out there, who hugs the trees and people and tears when she sees dolphins and cries for beings in need. And I am also the one who’s scared and worried for loved ones, afraid of butterflies, brave in facing my fears every day, brutally honest to me and others, faithful and truthful to myself more than to anyone else.
I am the one who loves all music that triggers me to feel deep emotions listening to Bach, Vivaldi, Ed Sheeran or HIM, fado or jazz, not one type, but rather all.
I am all of me: my shadows and my light and all of them together!
I am also the forceful defender of myself, my rights, and my people. A wild nature connected Mowgli, who understands animals and feels home wherever there is water, forest, or grass, a brave warrior in my fights and winner of all what matters to me.
I am the woman, the wife, the sister, and the daughter, the business lady, the counselor, the teacher, and all my other roles I have in life. For some people, hope giver, for some others model to follow or not to follow, I encourage many to walk their path, and I am the one who sees and believes that happiness and light exist even in the darkest abyss of human existence.
These all are me, and many more. I am indeed a million pieces combined to sparkle one single ray of light. On some days, there is more sun in this light wave, while in some others, the darkness makes its room better. Regardless of its nuance, today, I chose to look to what’s glowing inside me, seeing what guides and enlightens life.
And I know my tale advances; each day I live, every decision I take adds lines, chapters, and stories to the novel shaped of my million choices.
Until this is complete, all I can say is welcome home!