My wish for 2024

by See-ming Lee
to be more me.

My wish for 2024 is that I can be more me.

In such way that the future me would align with my current me, and with my past me. In such way that my outer self would align with my inner self.

Partially, the SML identity that I created for myself in 2007 was the realization that there is often a disconnect between who I know myself to be vs how the world sees me. The private me vs the public me.

In some ways, the anonymous identity I created this year was the pure expression of my inner self that I have never allowed anyone else to see. But in being able to express myself so freely, I have found myself again. To be me.

So if I were able to somehow reconcile the two identities, both literally and figuratively, I feel that my life would more complete.

And once I’m able to express myself as a single identity, my self expression would no longer be bound by the context of how I was seen. It would neither be bound by the space nor time I was seen.

It would help to more fully develop the important idea of being oneself. And hence why, that would be my wish for 2024.

/ 2023-12-31

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope to achieve this in my lifetime.