Who Am I?

Many faces but only one reveals yours truly.

Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself, who am I?

When you are at work, you are diligently trying to impress your boss and co-workers. You put up a facade for eight hours a day, five days a week. You are this nice, respectable, patient, and giving person. You buy co-workers lunch or brown nose the boss for special treatment in order to acquire a promotion. You give extra handouts to anyone that needs it. You do all of these things with a smile on your face. You are known as the quintessential person that could do no wrong. This is your 40 hours, 5 days per week persona.

When you are home with your wife(husband) and family, you change instantly the minute you walk over that threshold. You are the true vision of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Your tolerance level for any type of noise or communication is zero to none. You are barely engaged or involved with what’s going on in your family’s life. They are invisible. You treat your boss and co-workers better than your own family. These are the people that you take for granted, knowing how much they love you.  But you couldn’t care less. This is your home life persona.

When you are on social media, you comment and like pictures. You instant message women(men) you are interested in. You pretend as though you have no family and social media is the only family that matters. You spend hours on social media. You are whatever and whomever you want to be,  because many of your social media friends will never find out. You have clout and you love the attention that you receive. You escape your REAL life. This is your social media persona.

The next morning you wake up and look at yourself in the mirror and it’s the same you and routine. Rinse and Repeat.

Do you ever ask yourself, who am I? Who is the real me? Is it the me at work? Is it the me at home? Is it the me on social media?

You’re getting frustrated and tired of ‘pretending’ to be someone or something that you are not and the truth of the matter is, you really don’t know which one is the real you. You are trying to figure it out.

If you are in this situation, then take time away from all three personas to find the real you. There’s nothing more tiring than living a life not knowing who you are or pretending to be something that you are not. This is not living life to the fullest. You are  selling yourself short.

Don’t be afraid to ask yourself, who am I? Am I living the most productive and real life that I’m meant to live? Am I true to myself? If your answer is “no,” then

Start living instead of pretending! Stop disappointing yourself to appease people that really don’t matter.

Life is way too short! So I say today, start living your life as the REAL you, but most importantly, live it with peace in your heart for the sake of you.

Love, peace, and positive vibes, everyday and all day.




Tammy Campbell Brooks is a native of San Antonio, Texas where she resides with her husband and two children. She enjoys reading, writing, and studying American history as hobbies. The Ghetto Blues is her debut book written about true events that occurred in her life. The successor of The Ghetto Blues novel, "Daddy Issues" is set to be released in 2019.

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