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“Eventually, over time, we all become our own doppelgangers, you know, these completely different people who just happen to look like us.”

~Ted Mosby (How I Met Your Mother)

Who are you and who will you be? That is the timeless question of life. If you live very long you will figure out that there is no telling who you will be. You cannot begin to guess and I have come to realized that change is inevitable. (This is a major stress point for me but that’s for a different time.) In the end change always comes and often without realization. One day you wake up and look in the mirror and the person staring back looks like you but is not you...or at least not the you you knew.

This isn't always a bad thing. It can just be surprising to realize that you have become a person your old self wouldn't recognize or maybe even someone that would have frightened your old self. In middle school and high school, I would have been afraid of someone like me So, I can say for certain that I am not who I used to be and I am definitely not who I thought I'd be but I’m also, for the most part, happy with who I’ve become.

Some of me came from decisions I have made and some from what life has thrown but no matter the way I have arrived I am very different from what I imagined I would be when I was young. It sounds so cheesy but every change I have experienced has led me down this road...a road that to be frank I would not have chosen at times. Thank goodness, the Lord doesn’t always let us know what is coming because I would have sure enough RUN in the opposite direction more than once. So, the next time you are going through something that might seem pointless try to remember that we only see one piece of the puzzle while God holds the box.

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