Thursday, August 21, 2014

who are you

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So, who are you? 

That's something I've been thinking about lately.  I mentioned on Monday about the personal brand journey I've been mulling over the last couple weeks.

Who is “bigpittstop”.  But, more than that, who is Keisha Pittman.  When people encounter me in real life, are they perplexed that it’s the same person.  And, if the meet me in person first and then meet in social media world, do they get the same thing?
That’s a really big deal to me. 
I want to leave a place better than I found it.  But, I want to consistently portray the same thing about me and about my views of the world.
I like to sparkle sunshine dust in the wake of my presence (yes, I just said that and would like a series of notecards designed to commemorate that).
I LOVE to make people laugh.  But, I’m a fan of the giggle and the belly laugh.  I don’t like to be just funny, I like to say things that make people smirk; things that have to sit on their heart and marinate a little before the full effect kicks in.  And then, I love to say things so hilarious that people roll their eyes and bend their bodies in the middle from hilarity.
But, I also like to just have conversation that makes you say “hmmmmm”.  My dad likes to text that to me.  I don’t even think he knows how much I love the response.  But, it’s a moment when I know I’ve resonated.  Coffee conversations move my soul more than anyone probably realizes.  I love to learn and glean from the everyday of life and share so that others don't have to experiences life's hard lessons the same way I have.  (plus somewhere in the mix  I usually realize that someone else is experiencing a bit of "cray" as well.)
I want to be able to lookback and see an impression.  You know like when you walk on a mat – not a yoga mat, that requires sweat.  Like when you walk on a floor mat, or push your hand into a TempurPedic mattress.  There is an impression and for a moment, it looks just like you.  That’s the kind of impression.  Not to think that I make the world a better place, but that while I was there, I left something of me behind. 
Now, that’s the good life!

2 comments:

Fawn @ Instead of the Dishes said...

I think that one of the great things about blogging is that it helps us find out who we are, get more familiar with ourselves, and maybe even help push us toward who we want to be! I feel like I'm forever honing my voice and searching out my niche - maybe that's just how it's supposed to be for some of us?

Suzy Taylor Oakley said...

I agree, Fawn! And, Keisha, I love how you expressed all those things - some things I feel and think but hadn't put into words.

Hmmmmm. :-)