Last week on Daniell LaPorte.com The Burning Question was “What’s Your Super Hero Name?” which kind of filled me with joy. And then frustration when I couldn’t figure it out. My first thought – which took me days to come up with, by-the-way – was The Mominator because my superpowers are about getting my kids to where they need to be, when they need to be there, and also raising up some pretty good kids, although I don’t feel I can really take credit for that. The Universe was very good to me when doling out children.
So not the Mominator, or least not just the Mominator.
So how about Flexibilflash? Because I’m quick and able to change tracks/directions/modes quickly and with a minimum of fuss at work.
The Bionic Songbird. Because I’m good at boosting other’s up and I sing A LOT. Just ask my kids. They refuse to walk with me in the grocery store because I may burst into song at any moment.
But still I don’t think that’s right. I’m not getting to the essense of what I am. I’m a generalist in a lot of ways, but I still think that there is one dominant super power and I’m just not seeing it. I probably use it all the time, every day even, but it’s not coming to mind. The essence of me.
Which I think has to do with humor and empathy. The ability to face the world with laughter and to see inside people, discovering their motivation and feelings. Dare I say it? I GET people. Sometimes when I don’t even want to. So what’s my super hero name?
I don’t know. I’m still working on it. But if I figure it out I’ll be sure to let you know. That way you’ll be able to rush out into the street, point up into the sky and yell “is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s…”