I AM

I AM
the karate kid
sanding the floor
painting the fence
unsure of why I do
what I do.

I AM
a caterpillar
facing my RLS
stuck in a cocoon.
I chose it
I own it
I know transformation awaits
I'm growing
I'm changing
But I don't know
the what
the how
or the when.

I AM
a runner
exploring new territory
blazing a new trail
savoring each breath
each step
into the unknown.

I AM
an artist
looking at a blank canvas
overwhelmed with ideas
excited;
because it's time to paint
maybe not my masterpiece
my opus,
but a beginning.

I AM
an author
putting the pen to paper
beginning again
writing a new chapter
spellcheck can wait
the key is to
write now
right now

I AM
a child
curious
discovering things for the first time
caught up in wonder
driven to learn and discover
excited to explore
free;
 to play
to flourish, to fail
to get up and go

I AM
committed to the process
dedicated to the journey.
I have some destinations
in mind
in heart
but no map
and a world full of possibilities. 

I AM 
here.
present.
sensitized.
exuberant.
ready.

I AM,

are YOU?


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Here's the challenge: Write your own "I AM" piece to describe who you are and what you're learning about yourself in your current circumstances. I'm open to whatever form, poetry or prose... maybe even another art form! Share your piece as soon as you can and be sure to tag me in it or share it with me!!