I think each of us will always carry something about our personality that is unique and distinct to us. No amount of time will take away our little trademarks. You know Mary-Kate and Ashley for their candor and cuteness (even in their thirties they are still cute while rising to the top of the fashion industry). You know Oprah for her confidence and power. You know David Blaine for his coolness and unique ability to entertain people with simple card tricks. Our talents and quirks remain with us as we develop ourselves over time. Sometimes we discover new things about ourselves we never knew, but something in us feels it probably always lived inside somewhere and just needed someone to pull it out of us. The beauty of being known for things that truly reflect your essence comes from putting in the time to know and grow yourself. Each of the people I listed put in years and years of work to get to the place where the public knows them for something that accurately portrays them. I don’t know them personally, but something about the way they act in the media gets through and communicates aspects of them that seem completely genuine and real. They could be incredible fakers, yet I think something more objective lies underneath this observation. Any of us can tap into our ‘essence’ we carry inside and put in the time and work to develop ourselves in a way that expresses that essence to the world around us. I believe when people do this they bring inspiration and motivation to others.
As a college student, I’m always trying to grow myself and develop skills for things I’m interested in, such as cooking and playing the piano. I also love studying psychology and nutrition. Anytime I really dig into these subjects, I feel so much satisfaction due to feeling more developed and for exploring my curiosity. This sort of slow transformation through discovery and skill building adds so much beauty and depth to life that I would go out of my way as I am today to recommend it to others.