Who am I? This is a question that I ask myself a lot. For many years I wasn’t able to answer this question. Some days it’s too hard to answer. God created me to be who I am and I sometimes find myself arguing with the Creator about why he made me or that he made me wrong. Know this, God has made you fearfully and wonderfully made. He made each of us for a purpose.
So who am I? I used to say…
- I am a daughter
- I am a friend
- I am an old soul
- I love ice cream
- I love games
- I love Coke
- Books bring me joy
But while these things are me, more importantly…
I am a clean slate. God has taken away all of my mistakes and given me a sense of peace. I am new. I do not have to be my mistakes. I get to start new. I am choosing to let go of the old me and I am embracing the new me. Part of embracing the real me, I need to remember the lessons I learned from my past.
So who am I really?
I am Hannah Ayres. I am almost 19 and I am a freshman at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne. I am a new creation. I am ready to show people the real me. The me that would rather send snail mail over email. The person who would rather go out to lunch then text all day. The person who is content just sitting inside reading a book instead of scrolling through other peoples life. I am the person that recognizes that I need to do some things differently than what the world tells me. I need to go on walks everyday because it is good for my brain. I need to go to bed at 10pm instead of staying up all night because it gives me a fresh start.
As you continue to read my blog you will catch glimpses of the real me. I have big dreams and I see things differently than most people my age. I hope that I can inspire others to take a leap of faith and embrace who God made them to be. I hope I can encourage people to look past other peoples judgment and become who they were truly made to be.