09.05.2017

The dangers of having a role model

By Adrijana Strnad
Adrijana Strnad

You are my role-model.

I admire who you are, what you do, how you do it.

I want to learn from you.
I’m really, really fascinated by your way.
I so want to be like you.

So I try doing everything like you do.

There comes a challenge.
What would you do?

I do it.
Why doesn’t it work!?
I did it like you …

It doesn’t even feel right.
I find myself lost.
Really confused.

Suddenly, I get it.

It’s quite straight-forward.
I’m simply not you.

So there I am, puzzled - what should I do?

And then I hear a gentle whisper within:
“Time to be yourself, love. Be YOU”

I sit in surprise with what I feel.

What a relief this seems to be!
That all I need to do is -
just BE ME!