KNOWING WHO I AM NOW makes my pilgrimage easier. It shows me the baggage I can get rid of. I notice things that once contributed to my identity (or my ego) but do not fit my present sense of self. Achievements, mistakes, successes, failures, trophies, degrees, awards, decorations, promotions and passovers, no longer define me. They did contribute to who I am now and that feels great. My colleagues/friends remember how often I quoted, “If you like who you are now, don’t curse the road that got you there.”
Today, however, I lighten my load by cleaning out my office. Decisions! Decisions!