Monday, September 15, 2014

#BlogElul: Change

Having passed the half-century mark more than 18 months ago, I am, for the most part, comfortable with who I am, and with the skin I'm in.

Nonetheless, if I had my druthers and could make some changes in my life, I might attempt to be:
  1. Less impatient
  2. More relaxed
  3. More irreverent
  4. Less eager to please
  5. Less of a yekke
  6. More forthright
  7. Less gullible
  8. More outgoing
  9. More inquisitive
  10. More flexible
On the other hand, if I was able to make all these changes successfully, would I still be me in all my quirkiness?  Would I still be comfortable with who I am? Would I still be the one in my skin?

Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima, this #BlogElul post is one in a series marking the days of the Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes the Jewish High Holidays and traditionally serves as a time of reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year.