The Coffee Shop Chameleon
|10/10/2011||Posted by Jane under bits and pieces|
Don’t you love it when you stop by your favorite coffee shop and they start your drink before you even get to the counter? Some days that just puts me over the top!
I stopped by my favorite coffee shop on the way to work this morning. A relatively new employee eagerly took my order, and then quickly said, “I knew that … but somehow you’re like a chameleon. Each time you change your outfit, I can’t quite recognize you.”
I laughed and smiled. I feel much like a chameleon, so why should I expect others to see me any other way?
Feeling less torn than I used to, I allow myself to shift and change as easily as possible, one scale at a time I suppose, as needed, to suit my role at the moment.
In a given day my colors change from just being Jane, who wakes up missing her family every morning, to being consumed by fractions and geometry in my day job of making math tests, to incense and candles as I provide Healing Touch sessions in the evenings. I squeeze in time for my own self-care, and I’m working hard these days to discern my path incorporating all of this, and so very much more.
There are a moments when I feel completely authentic, when I’m living my passion, and making a true difference in this world. The rest of the time … yes, I am a chameleon.
If we meet on the street sometime and you can’t recognize me, take heart, one day soon my new skin will fit just right, and I’m pretty sure it will be the perfect shade of pink.
Take good care, and thanks for stopping by today …
Thank you gunjankarun for the photo.