Allow me to reintroduce myself . . .

“Fellow Americans, it is with the utmost pride and sincerity that I present this recording as a living testament and recollection of history in the making during our generation.”

“Allow me to reintroduce myself”

I know you’ve had to reintroduce yourself a couple of times, right? And I mean this in the nicest way possible— but sometimes people need to be reminded of who you really are . . . #flickshair #adjustscrown.

Occasionally our closest friends and loved ones forget what we’re capable of at our high and low points in life. Undeniably, when we’re at the low end, our grit and hustle kick in teaching us to appreciate the high points ALWAYS.

The best way to describe reintroductions goes something like this:  you meet your mate, fall in love with all their “ways,” and then get amnesia once you cross that threshold called the altar -uh, wayyyment! Guess what, they were like this all the long but your head may have been in the clouds. No worries.

“Hi, I’m Neat Freak, the person you married about a month/years ago that has been this way FOR YEARS.”

From his analytic insight to her dramatic ways, you learn it’s a part of this person and you’ll need to learn to accept it.

Yes, there will be many days when you have to explain why you think the way you think, why you do what you do, why you wear what you wear, etc.  And why? Because for the most part, people really don’t change much when it comes to their core. This is when Jay-Z’s lyrics kick in and reintroduction begins:

We reintroduce ourselves when we’re challenged: this shows our toughness and usually based upon our life experiences.

We reintroduce ourselves when we’re hurt: this is a reminder of our vulnerability and how we’re able to make a comeback through the heartache and headache.

We reintroduce ourselves when we’re fearful: fear is never an emotion we should dwell upon. Acknowledge it and then move away from it as quickly as possible.

We reintroduce ourselves when we’re confident: My favorite. When confidence reappears (and not cockiness) it can inspire a whole lot of people. It’s good food for the soul.

We reintroduce ourselves when we’re on a mission: Nothing can get in the way of someone who has a goal in mind. They just keep at it until it’s accomplished. I can and I will; end of story.

As we constantly reintroduce ourselves, we still remain our true selves. If you meet someone today expect them, for the most part, to be the same tomorrow.

We love (and like) people for who they are as opposed to who they aren’t.

Either love me or leave me alone.
-Jay Z

Because the sun always comes out after the rain. . .

Sun Taylor

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