I can’t be anybody else but me


I wrote a post yesterday about things that piss me off. This stemmed from a comment someone made about how I use profanity in my blog. As I stated in the post, it wasn’t about the criticism, it was about the generalization behind the criticism. After sleeping on the issue, I began to contemplate the fact that maybe the person that wrote the comment had a good point. I am trying to build a base of readers interested in what I have to say. I’m a literal unknown in the world of blogging, so I don’t want to jeopardise the future success of my blog by alienating potential readers. I talked about it with a very good friend of mine, and he reminded me of something that is very important. He said if I change my writing style, then I lose my uniqueness. When I write, there is no filter. It is a 100% representation of what’s going on in my mind. Changing that could even have the opposite effect. Those that do appreciate my style could now be turned off because I have compromised myself for the sake of others. I can’t control what other people think, but I can control how I think about myself. I don’t ever want to loose sight of that. I am who I am. If you ever read my “about iicents” next to my picture on all my posts, you would see a little passage that sums it up beautifully. I’ll share it with you now.

I am who I am. Who I am has been forged in the fires of trials and the steel of tribulations. Built strong enough to strike a fearsome blow upon life, but sturdy enough to handle the recoils of hardship that it brings. I am a product of my mistakes, wrapped in a vessel of understanding. I know that the future is mine to mold and the past is ONLY a reminder of the events that have shaped me. I am of unique design that nothing earthly could ever alter or duplicate. Grateful. A troubled soul still searching for peace within. My road may be long, and my journey is grueling. But the blanket that comforts me is knowing that I am a capable traveler. This is my definition. This is who I AM.

And what do you know, not one curse word. Ain’t that some shit!

II Cents

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About iicents

I am who I am. Who I am has been forged in the fires of trials and the steel of tribulations. Built strong enough to strike a fearsome blow upon life, but sturdy enough to handle the recoils of hardship that it brings. I am a product of my mistakes, wrapped in a vessel of understanding. I know that the future is mine to mold and the past is ONLY a reminder of the events that have shaped me. I am of unique design that nothing earthly could ever alter or duplicate. Grateful. A troubled soul still searching for peace within. My road may be long, and my journey is grueling. But the blanket that comforts me is knowing that I am a capable traveler. This is my definition. This is who I AM. View all posts by iicents

4 responses to “I can’t be anybody else but me

  • MyParallelDiagonal

    well said!

  • Marvi Marti

    I used to get some back lash, especially during my divorce, when I blogged from my heart. It was brutal, honest and raw at times, and it didn’t sit well with some, but most folks appreciated my open attitude. Never compromise yourself. If someone is offended let them move on and read elsewhere, be true to you!

  • Paris D'Aglion

    As a gestalt practitioner of over 25 years I want to say, YES! Yes to your authenticity. Who you choose to be is a choice few folks ever make. So good for you for taking time to make the conscious choice to BE whoever you choose to be. How few folks ever even consider who they are? How few ever realize that we have a choice in the matter?
    Good on you!!!
    ~As always, from Paris with love & light.
    http://www.ParisDAglion.com (your comrade on WP)

    • iicents

      Thanks for showing support. It’s funny how the smallest events can have the biggest impact on our lives. Here I was about to completely go against my core principles over one comment. But luckily I have great friends who do what great friends do. Thanks for showing support and kind remarks.

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