I’ve learned a very important lesson today.
I had been longing to find a role mode for a long time.You know, someone you can look up, someone that can inspire you and someone that is willing to share their wisdom to you. And today I believe I found her.
I met inspiring people that really moved me and really inspired me before but it’s a gem to find someone that would actually be everything you wish to become when you reach a certain age.
“Conversation is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication between two or more people who are following rules of etiquette. It is a polite give and take of subjects thought of by people talking with each other for company” – Wikipedia
Conversation is my favorite part of communication; strangers become friends, friends become best friends, and there’s just a lot of things to find out and learn from someone in a conversation, if you know how to deliver it well.
Today was another good talk with my new friend, Miriam. How can I describe such an amazing woman?
I’m lost for words.
Have you ever meet someone that will improve the way you think? Someone that would make you want to become a better person? Someone that makes you feel like you want to be the striking mirror of her thoughts?
For years I have searched for someone that would have the same thought as I am… it has been a hard search. But how did I get this lucky to have met such an extraordinary person in the most unlikely way? Well I don’t know.
My conversation today with Miriam made my day a complete bliss. I can’t comprehend nor express half of what I feel, of how happy, overwhelmed and surprised I am to have someone think the same way as I think… and she’s 100 times better. smarter (of course) and she’s exactly the person I wanted to become. My exact role model.
Being a (self-proclaimed) writer, I always thought that I think differently than everyone else. Sometimes I wonder if I see the world as how other see it. Sometimes, I think it’s just me being born in a wrong era… or I’m just too plain weird to think so. I tried acting to be normal, or to at least, sound my age but when I meet people who trigger the deeper part of me, I can’t help but show that part of me I’m trying to hard to most people because I don’t want to be judged as an old thinker. But in reality… I am.
But I’m not ashamed of that anymore. Like I said, I learned a new lesson. And much more. I learned that learning is a continuous part of life, that just because you have a master degree, or Ph. D or because you know enough doesn’t mean you will stop there. There is so much to life than a single life can handle.
I thought that when my hair becomes white, after I achieved my dreams and had gone through so much, I would want to spend my days sitting in a garden full of flowers, sipping coffee and indulged in a thick fat book… that’s how I picture myself, but that changed now.
Miriam is such an energetic person. Her words, her wisdom, her life journey. and the things she achieved didn’t made her a person contented to sit under the sun and sip a coffee thinking her time has already passed for her to indulged in other activities or know more. Having a happy marriage with a 15 year-old daughter, she didn’t think it would end her adventures in life. In fact, in my opinion, I think it’s the best time to enjoy such pleasure with such wisdom. She attends an English class, teach Chinese cultures and history. attending yoga, hiking and be a cool mother all at the same time!
I want to grow old thinking the way she thinks… but of course, I know that everyone has their own journey to take, stories to tell and mistakes to make. But I’d want to be an inspiration to someone, touch their life by merely being a small part in it and change them for the better just like the way this amazing lady inspired me and made me want to become a better person.
I don’t care how long it will take me to become that person, but I know I’m going to have fun challenging myself from now.