I’ve decided that I want to be a rainbow…only with more colors than ROYGBIV. I want to brighten up every single room into which I enter. I’m tired of being beige. Tired of wearing the same type of clothes every single day because there seems to be no point in wearing anything else. Tired of being the introvert when entering into a situation where I’m not completely comfortable and only showing my extroverted side in known situations with known people. I want to walk into a room and completely overwhelm them with my bright shimmering colors that never dim. I want to be talked about after I leave the room because I’m too difficult to forget. I want to be the life of the party even when there’s no party. Hell, I’ll be the party. I’m done with timidly saying, “I write in my spare time” like I’m ashamed or not completely sure that I actually write. I am now going to say, “I am a writer” loud and proud. I’m going to lead with it rather than telling people that I’m an Operations Manager/Safety Coordinator and I write in my spare time. It will now be, “I’m a writer and I also work as an Operations Manager/Safety Coordinator.” I might even leave the last part out. I will no longer say if, maybe, hopefully, etc…, when talking about finishing Rapture and getting it published because a rainbow is sure of itself and its ability to shine. And no one dims a rainbow’s shine…not even the rainbow. It shines because it shines. Rainbows are bold, bright, strong, and unafraid to shine. And if I grow too bright, well, good for me. You can’t tell me to dim myself because this is my sky. And I won’t even need the sunshine to reflect, refract, or disperse the light in the tiny water droplets. No, I will make my own sunshine because if you depend on anything or anyone else to make you shine you’re sure to be disappointed because not even the sun shines all of the time. With each success, small or large, I will grow brighter. So, put on some shades, people, there’s about to be some serious sparkle going on here!
“The white light streams down to be broken up by all those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. Take your own color in the pattern and be just that.” ~ Charles R. Brown.