A few years ago I participated in an art exhibition called “Mille Femmes.” The concept is the brainchild of French photographer Pierre Maraval, who travels the world shooting portraits of 1,000 people within a given community. In order to take part, I had to contribute one word to describe myself.
Let me tell you, it’s really hard to sum up who you are in one single word. But in the end, I found the exercise to be as rewarding as it was challenging. It forced me to examine my roles and the world around me, and ultimately where and how I envisioned myself within it.
Reflecting on this experience recently, I realized I couldn’t remember my word. And I wondered if it would even fit, given how many things have changed for me over the years.
As it turns out, I picked “evolving,” which I still feel describes my personality and trajectory. I approach evolution as a conscious pursuit and strive to move forward regardless of wrong turns along the way. And like everyone, I’ve made my share of mistakes. But miraculously, they’ve offered the best learning opportunities; there’s no way I’d be where I am today without them.
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I encourage you to choose your own word — It only has to reflect how you see yourself. And there’s no wrong answer. It could be an adjective, verb or noun, and needs only represent who you are in this very moment. Word up!
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