I am reading a book these days that has got me thinking.
Can your heart rate rise a little?
In the book, the main character, after hitting her head hard on the ground wakes up and suddenly loses memory of the last 10 years of her life. Her family helps her by telling her the most important things that have happened while at the same time keeping the painful ones to the side until she starts remembering names and dialogues here and there. But so many things have changed, she realizes that she doesn’t really like the person she’s become.
I’m not going to tell you anything more since I still have to finish the book myself but, the title is What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty and I highly recommend it.
Reading this book made me ask myself, what if I hit my head and lost my memories? Would I be happy, proud of the person I have become or not?
I think every once in a while we should stop and think for a moment about who we’ve become, where we’re at in our lives, what we have accomplished so far and what we want to accomplish in the future. I like to think about my life as a book and every accomplishment and big event as a chapter in this book. If I think about life this way I can keep track of all the important things that have happened and look back at them proudly or modestly.
I don’t want to wake up 10 years from now thinking “what happened to me?” or “who is this person?” I know life and experiences shape the way you become as a person and sometimes tough times make you develop a hard shell, but I believe that a self check-up once in a while is the best way to stay true to yourself and to your intentions.