And now let’s get to today’s daily motivation. Today’s theme is “Still Don’t Know My Name” - half of you are about to quote the song I know it. What in itself is a name? It isn’t simply the thing you call another person. To many, this may seem like a few letters on a page or something bound to us at birth. But your name is the biggest part of your identity. It is what everyone calls you, knows you, what will be used to tell your story to others. This grouping of letters and sounds hold great power towards your identity. It is your destiny - the legacy that will be used to set your reputation in history. Thus, for many of us, we don’t know what our name is. For me, I thought I knew what my name was a few years ago. I thought I knew what my future would be, who I would be with, where I would be. As I grew older, I started to care less and I didn’t mind where I ended up or what my name was. Why should I? It’s just a name. Yet, one night, that I will never forget, I realized why we should care about our names. Our names aren’t just what we are called, it’s who we are. At that night, I looked myself in the mirror, and I realized I didn’t know the name of the person I was staring at. There are sometimes I still don’t know my name when I look into a mirror. Times where I question where I am in the present or where I will be tomorrow, and I’m here to say that is okay. Age does not matter - we all will have times when we don’t know who we are or what our name is. And those moments can be scary or feel lonely. I’m here to tell you though, take advantage of those moments and use those emotions to make a name for yourself. When you hear your name, what do other people think? What do you want them to think? Am I Sofie the girl who struggled with science grades so she gave up? Or am I Sofie who is a published scientist who works to help others realize their brilliance and beauty? And this will take time, it will take a long time. I wish I could make it easier for everyone, but we all work at different paces. But, at the end of the day, you are the only person who can decide what your name is. We will always be here to support you, now matter who you are or what name you go by, but it is up to you and you alone to make that decision. Remember, you are beautiful and have a soul filled with courage and kindness. I see that in all of you. Never let go of your dreams. Love always, Sofie (often called “Remix”).