After the amazingness that was The Day of The Doctor, I started binge watching every piece of Doctor Who media I could get my hands on. I was watching The Doctor’s Revisited Special on the 11th Doctor and this scene came up.
Amy: Who are you?
The Doctor: I don’t know yet. I’m still cooking
These words hit me in such an amazing way, but first some back story.
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been working with a life coach for the past 6 months. Her name is Michelle Akin and she is just positively made of awesome. She introduced the idea to me that we are all still cooking. That we are in process of being who we are and we’re not really going to arrive at being DONE. It’s a process.
There is this pressure, or at least perceived pressure, that we have to know who we are or what we want to do by a certain age. When really, we’re just like the Doctor. We are the same person but we change and grow and have different interest, and experiences that shape us through out our life. We’re always growing, always changing, and always cooking.