I remember a wise man telling me once:
“Kai, you must let a thing be a thing. One thing cannot be another.”
It took me quite some time to understand what he meant, until today while submitting applications for jobs. As I looked at my resume, I realized that it reeked of artist, livewire, soul-identified human and does-as-she-please.
And I GOT IT in that moment:
I was not applying for personality-of-the-year award. I am not seeking to write my Pulitzer Prize novel in this application. I am applying for a way to put food on my table and keep a roof over my head. All they want to know is how well I can match those bullet points under “duties.”
I have a feeling I will finally be getting an offer this week. And I am no less the free-woman-soul-baring artist that does-as-she-please simply because I learned to let a “thing be a thing.”
No more. No less.
I see: allowing a thing to be doesn’t change who I am.