I used to want to be certain people because they had certain things– a dream career, a certain life motto/mantra but as I’m older, I’m happy with who I am because I’ve defined my life on my own terms and lived it my own way. I still like to learn from people, find out how they got to where they are now, but ultimately, my life is what I will it to be. I cannot replicate what other people are doing; they are who they are and I am who I am. I can take tips and hints, tweaking it to something that works for me but that’s it.
And yes, sometimes KISS is about baking a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and that everyone would eat and be happy*.