EDITOR’S NOTE: ‘Just Jeff’ – aka Jeff Heiss – is our newest columnist:

I’ve let days go by: days I should have been more productive

But I’m a thinker

And I think

Somewhere along the way, probably early in life, I was told I was to be different than who I am

Don’t be myself

Be like others

And I listened

I let myself go in search of the person I was supposed to be

And I grew weary

It’s hard being someone else; someone other than me – the someone I was “apparently” supposed to be

Maybe the me I’m supposed to be is me

Maybe she was wrong

And it’s okay to be an imperfect self

And to gaze out a window as my mind wanders and wonders

And maybe life isn’t about being productive or being the someone else I was told I was supposed to be

But to simply be me

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