Becoming Who I Am

African Mahogany

By Dawn Onley

I want to associate with greatness.

I want to associate with people who care about the energy they put out into the world.

I want to associate with people who want to do better, who want to be better. People who are not content with mediocrity.

There’s plenty of average people with lukewarm mindsets walking this Earth, with no desire to elevate. There’s plenty of people who are unwilling to do the work.

I know because I’ve been there. I’ve been lazy, and tired, and weary. I’ve been a whiner and a complainer. I’ve been stubborn. I’ve been fearful and I’ve run away from people and from opportunities. I’ve been paralyzed by failure and I’ve been scared of success, too. I’ve put up walls that only a select few could penetrate. I’ve been doubtful and I’ve lacked faith.

That’s not where I want to be. Not anymore.

I want to use whatever time I have left in this world (and I’m hoping that is a lot of time) to make a real impact. I want people to see the divine in me and through me – through my actions and through my love for others. I want to engage on a higher plane.

I want to stop making excuses. We all have the same 24 hours in each day. I want to use mine more wisely.

I’ve decided that I need my best self to come forth today, and so does this world. Tomorrow isn’t promised.

I’ve decided to give life all I’ve got and to stop holding myself back.


I’ve decided that love deserves a fighting chance – and that I do too.

I’ve decided to pursue my passions with a new vigor.

I’ve decided that from this day forward, I will no longer define myself by what I do, but by who I am and by whose I am.

I’ve decided.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Karen Hall says:

    Strong,powerful message from a strong woman who is walking and growing in her faith. Knowing much about who you’ve been and who you are today, Dawnie, all that I can say after reading this so well written blog is “look out world; you ain’t seen nothing yet”.

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    1. womenwhohope says:

      Awww thanks sweetness! I think the world of you.


  2. womenwhohope says:

    You said it right (Aunt) Karen! It gives me great joy to watch her life expand and blossom…knowing too that there’s so much more to come! Round of applause (can a get a clap, clap!) lol


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