Sometimes I feel like an onion. Not because they smell, though I do feel sometimes that I sweat more than a man, but that is off the subject. Seriously though, I was thinking today about a line from Shrek where he compares himself to an onion because they have layers. I feel like as I go through this journey to become a healthier me, I am slowly pealing back layers. I am delving deeper into myself and finding what I am really made of. I am trying to get to the center of why I am the way that I am, and how to overcome my emotional tie to food. I am trying to find the best me that I can be and trying to learn how to balance the many aspects of my life.
One of the things I like about onions is you never find one that isn’t a little cracked and peeling, but those cracks are usually only a layer or two deep. You don’t throw the onion out just because its outer layer is flawed because you know it can be peeled away and the fruit inside is still good and flavorful.
Onions are actually kind of pretty once you get past the thin outer covering, especially when you slice right into the middle of them. The lines of an onion are kind of unique and remind me of tree rings and growth. I am not particularly fond of onions by themselves but I do enjoy the flavor they add to many of my most favorite foods, foods that just wouldn’t be the same without an onion.
I am like this onion with some flaws and imperfections but the majority of me is still good and flavorful and I have a unique beauty that is only me. I also have the potential to make and do some really fantastic things. I will not be everyone’s favorite flavor and some people may not like me at all but if I am being true to myself and can be happy with who I am that just doesn’t matter. I am okay being an onion.