I was watching Monday night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and his first guest was Matthew McConaughey. At one point during Stephen’s interview of McConaughey, the actor said:
“I found myself right where I left me.”
I immediately wrote that down and decided to use that brief statement for my One-Liner Wednesday post this week.
What McConaughey said resonated with me. I think it reflects something we all do at some point — and possibly at multiple points — in our lives. And that is to embark on a journey of personal discovery. We are seeking to find out who we are, who we want to be, and who we can be. We are looking for ourselves.
I’ve taken that journey a few times and I’ve found that it always ends up to be a round trip. That’s not to say there’s no growth during the journey, no evolution of self. There is.
And yet, upon returning from my odyssey of self-discovery, I find that I am still me. Maybe I’m a little more enlightened, more experienced, and certainly a little older. I may have a few more bumps and bruises and be a little worse for wear. At the same time, though, I feel refreshed and invigorated.
But at journey’s end, I mostly find myself right where I left me.
This is my post for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.