It's not always about being funny.

I am, I’m not, I want to be

I am:
alone

I’m not:
lonely

I want to be:
a part of something bigger

I am:
a voyeur

I’m not:
a stalker

I want to be:
caught

I am:
flawed

I’m not:
perfect

I want to be:
a superhero

I am:
selfish

I’m not:
greedy

I want to be:
anticipated

I am:
manipulative

I’m not:
simple

I want to be:
liked

I am:
funny

I’m not:
angry

I want to be:
famous

I am:
caring

I’m not:
hateful

I want to be:
there for you

I am:
honest

I’m not:
a liar

I want to be:
an open book

I am:
creative

I’m not:
cold

I want to be:
an artist

I am:
a romantic

I’m not:
pragmatic in love

I want to be:
happy

I am:
logical

I’m not:
emotional

I want to be:
able to shut off my brain

I am:
intelligent

I’m not:
omniscient

I want to be:
respected

I am:
deep

I’m not:
shallow

I want to be:
like them sometimes

I am:
voracious

I’m not:
satisfied

I want to be:
everything

I am:
intuitive

I’m not:
self-reflective

I want to be:
both

I am:
insecure

I’m not:
confident

I want to be:
the one who makes you laugh

I am:
me

I’m not:
myself

I want to be:

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90 Replies to “I am, I’m not, I want to be”

  1. Toni

    Love it πŸ™‚

    Do you know how long this list would take me? My first line would be:

    I am
    OCD

    Then I would take 2 weeks trying to make the list perfect…eventually scrapping the whole idea and never posting about it again. Though, in the meantime, I would get a zillion meaningless tasks accomplished.

    Sigh.

    Did I say I love this?

  2. Maura

    Interesting and thought-provoking. You’re a lot more self-aware than most.

    The thing that struck me the most was the open-book part. You said as much to me this past weekend and it made an impression then, too, because I am about as far away from an open book as a “normal” person can get (and still be normal and not paranoia-ridden). I’ve never been one and never aspired to be one, so I find it intriguing.

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