One-Liner Wednesday — Finding Yourself

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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.

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11 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Finding Yourself

      • Sight11 August 2, 2017 / 7:31 am

        I don’t know what it means, but you are smiling that’s all I need..

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          • Sight11 August 2, 2017 / 9:50 am

            Oh! I could see the smile.. But I thought it was hugging..

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  1. newepicauthor August 2, 2017 / 8:14 am

    That Matthew McConaughey is a very deep thinker, his stories are intriguing, but most of the time I really do not understand what he is saying. You did a good job explaining this as I would never have gotten the meaning that you described. He seems like a super nice guy so even if it goes in one ear and out the other I cut him some slack and think, ‘Whatever you say, McConaughey.’

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  2. Sandi August 2, 2017 / 8:46 am

    I’ve done the whole “get lost” and wonder and then say “Oh, there I am!” See I was here the whole time.

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    • Fandango August 2, 2017 / 9:47 am

      That’s typically where we all end up.

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