“Let me be who I am, and then some,” wrote Mary Oliver in her essay Building the House. (From Upstream, 2016, p. 164.)
Imagine that. Going all in on who you are. Even the parts you might sometimes hold back or worry are just a little too much for public consumption.
My “and then some” might be more experiments with uncertain outcomes, more eye contact, more idealistic enthusiasm (or would it be enthusiastic idealism? I’m not sure.)
What is your “and then some”?